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Florești, Moldova

Florești
Flag of Florești
Flag
Official seal of Florești
Seal
Florești is located in Moldova
Florești
Florești
Coordinates:
Country Moldova
County Floreşti District
Founded 20 August 1588
Government
 • Mayor Iurie Ţap
Area
 • Total 15.12 km2 (5.84 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 15,400
 • Density 1,018.5/km2 (2,638/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code (MD-)5001–5002[1]
Area code(s) +373 250
Website http://www.floreshti.com

Florești (Romanian pronunciation: ; Russian: Флорешты), is the capital city and industrial and commercial center of Floreşti District of Moldova. It is located on the river Răut.

Name

The name comes from the Romanian word floare ("flower"). The old name of the settlement was Rădiul Florilor, which is also a derivative from the Romanian word for "flower".

Geography

The city is located in the north of the country, on the river Răut, a tributary of the Dniester.

Politics and administration

Florești is governed by the City Council and the City Mayor (Romanian: Primar), both elected once every four years. The current mayor is Iurie Ţap.

Notable people

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References

  1. ^ http://www.posta.md/
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