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(pētĕsht`), city (1990 pop. 174,790), S central Romania, in Walachia, on the Argesul River. It is the administrative and commercial center of the Argeş region and an important rail junction. Piteşti is famous for its wines. The chief manufactures are automobiles, footwear, and wood products. There are several resorts nearby.



a city in southern Rumania; capital of Argeş District. Population, 74,200 (1970; 110,000 including suburbs). The city is a transportation junction. It has plants that manufacture motor vehicles and electric motors, as well as a wood-products combine, an oil refinery, and a combine that produces petrochemicals. Other enterprises include a packinghouse, a milk plant, a wine and spirits distillery, and a garment factory. The city also has enterprises that produce leather, shoes, textiles, rubber, and building materials.

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The statistical data were obtained from the Integrated Urban Development Plan, population censuses, Arges County Office for Statistics, the City of Pitesti and various papers in which the authors have approached some aspects referring to the transport area.
According to the Armenian Foreign Ministry, the Armenian town of Guymri and Pitesti are twin towns.
The first literary publication of Pitesti and also the most representative was Tandarica, released between February 23 and April 14, 1887.
With Pitesti operating at the maximum level, we asked ourselves, should we boost our capacity in Romania or elsewhere?
The management at France-based Renault SA's (EURONEXT: RNO) Dacia unit's plant in Pitesti has offered its employees a higher pay hike.
The SEK2m order covers equipment for a domestic wastewater treatment plant project Lackeby Water is carrying out in Pitesti in Romania.
Dacia is now starting work at its Pitesti plant to boost output from the current 235,000 vehicles a year to 350,000 in 2008.
com MD is hoping to make amends this week and starts a 7-1 treble with Arges Pitesti from Romania.
IN order to lift a perceived curse on their home stadium, fans of Romanian side Arges Pitesti tied red string to the goalposts, conducted a cat's funeral behind the main stand and burned a cockerel on the pitch.
Starting out as a professional in 1996 with small Romanian side Arges Pitesti, Mutu's wages were just pounds 75 a week, and rose to pounds 6,000 a year when he joined Dinamo in 1999.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is loaning Euro 60 million to Romania's state-run National Administration of Roads (NAR) to build a bypass around the city of Pitesti.
Producers of PVC and aluminium joinery that are located in the following cities are selected: Bucharest, Cluj Napoca, Constanta, Timisoara, Iasi, Bacau, Arad, Ploiesti, Oradea, Brasov, Craiova, Galati, Targu Mures, Suceava, Pitesti, Alba Iulia, Rm.