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Location in Romania
Coordinates: 45°03′02″N22°56′56″E / 45.05056°N 22.94889°E / 45.05056; 22.94889
County Gorj
SubdivisionsCelei, Costeni, Gornovița, Isvarna, Pocruia, Racoți, Sohodol, Topești, Vâlcele, Vânăta
  Mayor (20202024) Narcis-Petre Remetea [1] (PSD)
307.7879 km2 (118.8376 sq mi)
Highest elevation
1,946 m (6,385 ft)
Lowest elevation
198 m (650 ft)
 (2021-12-01) [2]
  Density21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Time zone EET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Postal code
Area code (+40) 02 53
Vehicle reg. GJ
Website primariatismana.ro

Tismana is a town in Gorj County, Oltenia, Romania. It administers ten villages: Celei, Costeni, Gornovița, Isvarna, Pocruia, Racoți, Sohodol, Topești, Vâlcele, and Vânăta.



During the Byzantine period, Tismana was a major center of hesychasm when Nicodemus of Tismana built a monastery in Tismana during the 1300s. [3]


At the 2021 census, Tismana has a population of 6,359. This marked a decrease from 2011, when the population was 6,862, and from 2002, when it was 7,894.

Historical population
2002 7,894    
2011 6,862−13.1%
2021 6,359−7.3%
Source: Census data

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