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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a district in southern Rumania. Area 7,282 sq km; population, 569,300 (1968).

The administrative center of Argeş is Piteşti. The northern part of the district is located in the southern Carpathians. South of Argeş there is a belt of highly undulating foothills and the Lower Danubian Plain. The rivers are part of the Danube Basin and include the Olt and the Argeş. Mountain-forest terrain predominates in the north and steppe terrain in the south.

Argş is both an industrial and an agricultural region. A new oil-drilling region was established under the people’s power. Lignite (up to 800,000 tons a year) is mined near Cimpulung. A hydroelectric power station with a capacity of 200,000 kilowatts has been built at the headwaters of the Argş River. Industry includes textiles, food processing, woodworking, and the manufacture of shoes, leather goods, clothes, and building materials in the cities of Piteşti, Cîmpulung, and Curtea-de-Argeş. Cimpulung and Colibasj have automobile plants. Vast orchards (chiefly plum) and vineyards are cultivated in the foothills. Meat and dairy animals and sheep are raised, and wheat, corn, sunflowers, and sugar beets are grown in the southern part of Argeş.


The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"Argesul Liber" uses several slogans to present its identity: "The only Quality newspaper in Arge?"; "Information, analysis and business publication in Arge?"; "Read Argesul--the first and most credible local news paper in Arge?!".
"Curierul Zilei" uses only one slogan: "Most read daily newspaper in Arge?!".
In its first numbers the editor, Gheorghe Smeoreanu, declared that this newspaper will change positively the media life in Arge?, after 1989 (9).
The information must meet the interests and demands of readers in Arge? geographical area, to be appropriate to their education level and provide a balance between local information (which should be the highest rate for a local newspaper), regional national and ones.
Arges has known throughout its history over 400 publications, with longer or shorter period, all depending on the country's political and economic change.
As nationally, after the Great Union of 1918, the cultural life in Arges and Muscel intensified, a fact demonstrated by the appearance of a large number of cultural magazines.
Among the most important interwar publications in the current Arges county are the following: Muguri, Prietenul nostru, Provincia literara, Literatura, poezie, arta, Cronica, Revista noastra, Solidaritatea, Facla Muscelului--Foaie pentru luminarea poporului, Argesul, Avantul, Buna Vestire, Calendarul--revista a gospodarului, Crezul nostru, Curierul, Curierul nostru, Da-i cu ba|ul, Ecoul, Ecoul muncii, Episcopia Argesului, Eroina, Gazeta argesenilor, Gazeta tineretului, Glasul tarii, Idealul nostru, Indemnul, Junimea, Lumina, Muscelul nostru, Muscelul studenjesc, Piatra Craiului, Presa.
The present county of Arges, Campulung city was an important center for culture and media.