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Boldești-Scăeni (Romania)
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Basic data
State : RomaniaRomania Romania
Historical region : Great Wallachia
Circle : Prahova
Coordinates : 45 ° 2 '  N , 26 ° 2'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 1 '48 "  N , 26 ° 1' 53"  E
Time zone : EET ( UTC +2)
Height : 210  m
Area : 35.18  km²
Residents : 11,137 (October 20, 2011)
Population density : 317 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 105300
Telephone code : (+40) 02 44
License plate : PH
Structure and administration (as of 2016)
Community type : city
Structure : 1 District / cadastral municipality: Seciu
Mayor : Constantin Bucuroiu ( PSD )
Postal address : St. Podgoriei, no. 2
loc. Boldeşti-Scăeni, jud. Prahova, RO-105300
Website :

Boldeşti-Scăeni [ bolˈdeʃtʲ-scəenʲ ] (rarely also: Boldeşti-Scăieni) is a town in the Prahova district in the Wallachia region in Romania .

Geographical location

View of Boldeşti-Scăeni

Boldeşti-Scăeni is located in the foothills of the southern part of the Eastern Carpathians , in the floodplain of the Teleajen river , a tributary of the Prahova . The district capital Ploieşti is about 10 km south .


Boldeşti-Scăeni was created in 1968 by the union of two villages, Boldeşti and Scăeni. The new administrative unit was raised to the city at the same time.

Archaeological finds prove the settlement of the area since the Neolithic . Boldeşti was first mentioned in 1503, Scăeni in 1581. In 1835/36 Scăeni was a seat of the Phalanstère movement of Charles Fourier before the experiment was broken up by the suspicious authorities. In the 20th century, the economic importance of the two villages increased due to the discovery and exploitation of oil and natural gas deposits. On August 1, 1943 - during the Second World War - Boldeşti and Scăeni were badly affected by Operation Tidal Wave , an air strike by Allied forces on the oil industry around Ploieşti.

In addition to the oil industry, agriculture is the city's most important source of income.


The 2002 census counted 11,491 inhabitants in Boldeşti-Scăeni, including 10,992 Romanians , 550 Roma and 10 Hungarians . 10,439 people lived in the actual city, the rest in the incorporated village of Seciu . In 2011, 11,137 people were registered in the Boldeşti-Scăeni area.


  • Ruins of the Church of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel (1812) and a memorial stone in the form of a cross (1710) are listed as historical monuments.
  • Church of the Holy Trinity in the Seciu district (18th century)
  • Monument to Theodor Diamant (1810–1841), the founder of the Phalanstère community in Scăeni


Boldeşti-Scăeni has two stations on the branch line from Ploieşti to Măneciu ; Currently (2009) three local trains run in both directions each day. There are regular bus connections to Ploiesti. The city is located on the national road DN1A from Bucharest to Săcele in Brașov County .

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Boldești-Scăeni  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. 2011 census in Romania at
  2. Cristian Petru Balan: Monograph of the City of Boldeşti-Scăieni, accessed on March 30, 2014 (Romanian)
  3. ^ City website, accessed January 12, 2009
  4. PSD website (PDF file; 203 kB) ( Memento from June 1, 2010 in the Internet Archive ), accessed on January 12, 2009
  5. 2002 census, accessed January 12, 2009
  6. List of historical monuments of the Romanian Ministry of Culture, updated 2010 (PDF; 7.10 MB)