Pitești is the capital and largest city of Argeș County, Romania. The settlement has the reputation of the city of tulips, because here being hosted an annual important festival called Simfonia Lalelelor. In the census of 2011, Pitești had a population of 155,383 inhabitants, making it the thirteenth largest urban center in Romania.
During the Great Northern War, Swedish King Charles XII lived in exile in the Ottoman Empire for years. In 1714, he and his company left Pitești, and rode to Stralsund fourteen days later; a tremendous speed at its time.
Pitesti is located in the central southern part of Romania between Carpathians and the Danube, in the northwest of historical region Muntenia. The town lies at the confluence of Argeș River with Doamnei River, the point of intersection of parallel 44°51’30″N latitude and the meridian of 24°52’E longitude.
Pitesti is located at an altitude of 250 m, at the minor riverbed of ‘Arges’ River ‘(south), and 356 m in the Trivale neighborhood (west). Northwest terrace Triviale-Papuceşti is the share of 373 m, to the east of the village Valea Mare-Podgoria share is 406 m. In the west-southwest of the villages of Mica and Bascov share is 439 m (Bogdăneasa Forest). Pitesti area is 4,073 hectares (calculated in 2003).
The city itself,is located between high hills, on the terraces’s Arges River has a topoclimate valley, calm and moderate. Annual average temperatures vary between 9° and 10°C, the average January is -2.4°C, while that of July of 20.8°C. Rainfall exceeds the national average, varying between 680 and 700 mm annually.
In the northern city ends the A1 highway which is linking Bucharest and it is also a bypass in the east of it.
- 1 Southern station (Gara de Sud), Pitești, Bulevardul Republicii Nr. 212 (Near of the city center, linked by buses 8, 2, 19.), ☎+40 788 036229.
- 1 Northern station (Gara de Nord), Calea Bascovului (Bus 19, 2, 7, 13, 5).