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Târgovişte coat of arms
Târgoviște (Romania)
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Basic data
State : RomaniaRomania Romania
Historical region : Great Wallachia
Circle : Dâmbovița
Coordinates : 44 ° 56 '  N , 25 ° 28'  E Coordinates: 44 ° 55 '44 "  N , 25 ° 27' 35"  E
Time zone : EET ( UTC +2)
Height : 292  m
Area : 50.40  km²
Residents : 79,610 (October 20, 2011)
Population density : 1,580 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 130xxx
Telephone code : (+40) 02 45
License plate : DB
Structure and administration (as of 2016)
Community type : Municipality
Structure : 1 District / cadastral municipality: Priseaca
Mayor : Daniel-Cristian Stan ( PSD )
Postal address : St. Revoluției nr. 1-3
loc. Târgovişte, jud. Dâmbovița, RO-130011
Website :
Târgovişte (red square) - Romania - Neighboring towns: Piteşti , Ploieşti , Buzău , Bucharest
Fürstenhof and city

Târgovişte , old spelling Tîrgovişte [ tɨrˈgoviʃte ] ( German  Tergowiste or Tergovish ), is the district capital of the Dâmbovița district in Romania ; the former capital of Wallachia .


The first known mention of the city was in 1396 by the Bavarian crusader Johannes Schiltberger . The first document in the form of a handwritten letter to the monastery of Tismana was created by Mircea cel Bătrân (Mircea the Elder, 1386-1418).

In Târgovişte was Vlad III. Drăculea enthroned in 1456. In 1499, the Wallachian prince Radu cel Mare (Radu the Great) rebuilt the mountain church of Saint Nicolae, but it was not consecrated until 1514 under the reign of Prince Neagoe Basarab . Today it is known as the Dealu Monastery .

Prince Matei Basarab (1632–1654) repaired the city ​​wall , renovated the old churches and also built some new places of worship. Târgovişte was the capital of Wallachia until 1659, and it was the seat of a prince until 1714.

The leader of the 1821 revolution, Tudor Vladimirescu , was executed in front of the Mitropoliei Church. In the course of the following years, the city lost its great importance as the political and social center of the country, so that today only the charm of a former royal seat of the princes remains.

In Târgovişte on December 25, 1989, following the verdict of a military tribunal, the overthrown communist dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu and his wife Elena were executed .


The station Targoviste is located near railroad tracks Titu-Pietrosita and Targoviste-Ploiesti ; Passenger trains run to Pietroșița via Fieni and to București Nord via Titu . Furthermore, there is the Nordbahnhof (which is no longer served by passenger traffic) as well as the station for Teiș and the Romlux hc stop , which is named after a local lamp manufacturer , in the urban area .


Town twinning

Târgoviște lists ten twin cities :

city country
Castellón de la Plana Escut de Castelló ornamentat-2.svg SpainSpain Valencian Community, Spain
Căușeni (since 2016) Moldova RepublicRepublic of Moldova Republic of Moldova
Corbetta ItalyItaly Lombardy, Italy
Guilin (since 2018) China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China Guangxi, People's Republic of China
Kazanlak BulgariaBulgaria Stara Sagora, Bulgaria
Miami Seal of Miami, Florida.svg United StatesUnited States Florida, United States
new York Seal of New York City.svg United StatesUnited States United States
Orvault Blason ville for Orvault (Loire-Atlantique) .svg FranceFrance Pays de la Loire, France
Santarém STR.png PortugalPortugal Alentejo, Portugal
Targovishte Targovishte-coat-of-arms.png BulgariaBulgaria Bulgaria
Trakai Trakai (Lithuania) CoA.svg LithuaniaLithuania Vilnius, Lithuania
Vellinge Vellinge vapen.svg SwedenSweden Skåne, Sweden

Web links

Commons : Târgoviște  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. 2011 census in Romania at citypopulation.de
  2. ↑ Mayoral elections 2016 in Romania ( MS Excel ; 256 kB)
  3. Relaţiile de cooperare / înfrăţire cu Municipiul Târgovişte. Retrieved April 11, 2020 .
  4. a b c d e Plan Ordine Publica 2014-2015 HCL 110 - pmtgv.ro. Retrieved April 11, 2020 .