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Argeș County is located in the central-south part of the country, being bounded on the south by the parallel of 44 ° 22 'north latitude and on the north by that of 45 ° 36' north latitude, west of the meridian of 24 ° 26 'east longitude, and to the east by 25 ° 19 'east longitude. The surface of the county is 682631 ha. In the northern part, the border of the county follows the high ridges of the Făgăraș mountains, crosses the Piatra Craiului mountains and the Rucăr - Bran corridor that separates Argeș county from Sibiu and Brașov counties. To the east, the border with Dâmbovița county is much longer, crossing Leaota mountains, Getici subcarpathians, Cândești Piedmont and Găvanu Burdea plain. The southern limit from Teleorman county cuts the Găvanu Burdea plain. To the southwest, Argeș county is adjacent to Olt county, the border crossing the Romanian plains and the Cotmena foothills, crossing the valleys from the upper basin of the Vedea river. The western limit, from Vâlcea county, crosses the valley of the Topolog river.
The relief is proportionally distributed, descending in steps from north to south, encompassing all the Carpatho-Trans-Danube geo-morphological units, from altitude of over 2500 m to 160 m. The hilly lands, which occupy 55% of the county surface, predominate, 25% mountains and 20% plains. In its relief there are three steps: high level, with east-west orientation, extends over a length of 70 km, between Dâmboviţa valley and Olt valley and is inscribed in the landscape through the highest mountains. from the country (Făgăraș mountains, Iezer mountains, Piatra Craiului mountains, Leaota mountains and Papușa mountains), as well as medium height mountains (Frunţii mountains, and Chițu mountains) as well as the Dragoslavele-Rucăr-Bran corridor. Within this step and especially the crest of the Făgăraș mountains, which stretches between the Dâmboviței and Oltului valleys, there are 140 peaks that pass 2000 m altitude, 29 exceed 2400 m, and 6 of them exceed 2500 m (Moldoveanu peak 2544 m- the highest peak in the Romanian Carpathians, located entirely on the territory of Argeș county; Negoiu peak-2535m; Călțun Lespezi-2522m; Buteanu's hunt-2508m; Viștea Mare-2527 m and Dara -2501 m).
Seeded and imposing peaks are also in the other peaks such as: Iezer-2462 m; Red-2469 m; Papușa-2391 m from the Iezer Păpușa Massif; La Omu Peak - 2239 m and Pietrei Peak - 1986 m from the Piatra Craiului Massif, Leaota Peak - 2333m from the mountains of the same name and others. the alpine area. The strongly branched southern ridges have the appearance of mosses afforested to near the summit, highlighting the characteristic asymmetry of the Fagaras mountains.
The central area of the county, also considered the middle step, is occupied by sub-Carpathian hills, against which the mountains rise steeply to the north, and to the south the hills decrease in height, gradually losing themselves in the plains. The high sub-Carpathian hills, covered by deciduous forests, dominate to the south a broad velvety relief, with smooth spines and wide valleys. The Getic Piedmont represents the third morphological step of the county relief, whose boundary with the sub-Carpathians is marked by the series of intracolonial depressions, which ends with ridges. On the territory of Argeș county there are partially the Cândești and Cotmeana foothills and entirely the Piedge de Argeș (the hills of Argeș). The Romanian Plain is the lowest level of the relief of Argeș County, having two subunits: the High Plain of Pitesti (in full) and the Găvanu-Burdea Plain (partially). The first subunit has a Piedmontese character having the highest altitude of the entire Romanian Plain. The other subunit is much smoother and runs through wide and shallow valleys.
|Area (km2)||6.862 km²|
Culture and history info
Places of worship Heroes Gate in Pitesti, historical monument
Trivale Monastery The Church of St. Nicholas The "Sfântul Gheorghe" Royal Church (Center) The Church "Saint Friday" ("Cuvioasa Paraschiva") The Church "Saint John the Baptist" Church of "Saint Haralambie (Mavrodolu)" The Church of the Holy Trinity "Cuvioasa Paraschiva" wooden church The Church of "Saint Elijah" The Church of St. Voievozi ”of the former Meculești schist Church "The Assumption of the Virgin Mary" (Trivale) The Church "The Assumption of the Virgin Mary and Saint Dimitrie Izvorâtorul de Mir" (Găvana III) Church "Saints Archangel Michael and Gavriil" - the garrison of Pitesti (Trivale) Church of "Holy Hierarch Spiridon" (Prundu) The Church of the Holy Martyr Mine The Church "Sfântul Pantelimon" (Argeș County Hospital) The Church of the "Holy Miracles" (Gavana) The Church "Sfânta Mare Muceniță Filofteia" (Războieni) The Roman Catholic Church "Holy Apostles Peter and Paul" (North) The Church "Saint Andrew the Apostle" (Trivale) Near Pitești you will find one of the largest museums of the Romanian village, as well as the medieval domain of the Goleşti (the 16th century mansion and church and the arbor where Tudor Vladimirescu was arrested; also an ethnography exhibition and a gallery are arranged here representing the history of the place) The penitentiary building in which the Pitesti experiment was carried out Also near Pitești is the property of the Bratians from Florica (memorial house, castle and church)
Monuments and buildings
The Art Gallery - is located in the former City Hall of the city, built in 1886. It has numerous valuable collections of archeology (treasures from the Roman era from Rociu and Balanesti), modern and contemporary art (19th and 20th century paintings and local graphics. ), but also from a collection of books made up of 18,000 volumes. Gallery of Naive Art The Zoological Garden - is located in the Trivale Forest and is spread over an area of 12 ha. The Zoological Garden was included in a modernization program without which it would have had to be closed, as the animal pens do not meet European standards. Now it has many species and over 1898 animals, birds, reptiles and fish. The house where he was born; Alecsandru Chiricescu, Ion Trivale, painter Costin Petrescu, Armand Calinescu, Ion Antonescu, painter Rudolf Schweitzer-Cumpana. Argeș County Museum - located in the center of the city, in the building of the former Argeș Prefecture, built between 1898 and 1899, in which the history and biology and nature sciences departments are arranged. Also here, in a new building is the Argeșan Sport Museum and two other galleries: Numismatics Gallery and Flori de Mina Gallery. Alexandru Davila Theater The Music Fountain - is located in the City Center. It was completed in 2008 and is the most important event in Pitesti dedicated to Europe Day. The artesian fountain in Pitesti is unique in Eastern Europe, it has 1,000 water mouths, fixed and movable, light organ; the water pressure moves according to the tones of the music. Former Argeș Chamber of Commerce and Industry - today houses the Pitesti Marriage House Digital objective planetarium - one of the most modern in Romania Statues of [Nicolaie Balcescu] and Mircea cel Bătrân - located in the center of Pitești, in front of the town hall; the statue is a monumental bronze sculpture, made by Grigore Minea and Aurelian Bolea. In the 1907 public garden is the bronze statue of Ion C Bratianu In the city there are busts of many personalities in different areas, the bust of Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Grigore Vieru, Alexandru Davila, Mihail Sadoveanu, Nicolaie Dobrin, Tudor Vladimirescu, Niclaie Balcescu, Ion C Bratianu and Liviu rebreanu. ILFOVEANU cultural foundation with permanent exhibitions of Painting, Sculpture and Photography and other services. In Pitesti in the northern area is located the monument of ROMAN TARAN.
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