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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.
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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 Pitesti plant which currently manufactures the Logan saloon and the new Logan estate, will start producing the third model in the Logan programme, a light commercial vehicle, later this year.
The Goalsalive.com MD is hoping to make amends this week and starts a 7-1 treble with Arges Pitesti from Romania.
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. The road is part of the Pan European Coridoor IV, connecting Central Europe to the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta.
For the city of Pitesti, aspects of residential area were mentioned in various writings, the most representative being Municipality History of Pitesti (Popa, Dicu, Voinescu, 1988), Water Resources in the High Plain of Pitesti and the Pitesti City Water Supply (Posirca, 2004) Pitesti--Tradition and Modernity (Popa, Dicu, Voinescu, 2008), etc.
Three of these outlets will function under the Mega Image brand and the remaining two under the Shop & Go brand.All five stores will be revamped until the end of October, the company announced in a press release.After opening 88 new stores in 2012, Mega Image increased its profit 3.5 times to RON 46.7 million (EUR 10.5 million) in 2012 compared to the previous year, while its turnover was up by 44 percent to RON 1.75 billion (EUR 394 million).At the moment, the retailer has 239 stores in Bucharest, Constanta, Ploiesti, Pitesti, Braov, Targoviste under the Mega Image and Shop & Go brands.