Location in Buzău County
|Subdivisions||Albești, Bălaia, Călțuna, Moisica, Smeeni, Udați-Lucieni, Udați-Mânzu|
|• Mayor||Andrei Ion (since 2012) (PSD)|
|Time zone||EET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)|
Smeeni is a commune in Buzău County, Romania. It is composed of seven villages: Albești, Bălaia, Călțuna, Moisica, Smeeni, Udați-Lucieni and Udați-Mânzu.
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