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Ramnicu Valcea

The municipality of Ramnicu Valcea (“Ramnic”), the capital town of Valcea County, Romania is located 176 km far from Bucharest, the capital of Romania. The municipality of Ramnicu Valcea spreads in the hilly area of the Meridional Carpathians, at an average altitude of 250 m, on the right bank of River Olt, at its confluence with River Olanesti. The population of the municipality, according with the 2011 census, amounts to 118.398 inhabitants. On July 29, 1848, the people of Ramnic, gathered on the site of the present Zavoi Park, playing for the first time, the song “Awaken thee, Romanian!”