View from Perchiu Hill
|• Mayor||Nicolae Gnatiuc (PSD)|
|• Total||52.48 km2 (20.26 sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Onesti (Romanian pronunciation: [oˈneʃtʲ]; Hungarian: Ónfalva) is a city in Bacău County, Romania, with a population of 39,172 inhabitants. It is situated in the historical region of Western Moldavia.
Administratively, the villages of Slobozia and Borzești form part of Onești. Borzești, site of the Borzești Church, was the birthplace of Stephen III of Moldavia.
|Source: Census data|
The city was founded as a village on December 14, 1458, and it is said that was named after prince Stephen the Great’s daughter, Oana, its overlord. At the death of the Communist leader Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej in March 1965, it was renamed Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, but the name was changed back in 1996.
Onesti is located in the Trotuș Depression at an altitude of 175 m.
Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of the city, whose inhabitants are predominantly Romanian Orthodox. St. Nicholas Day, 6 December, is the municipal day of Onesti.
- Diana Chelaru, gymnast
- Nadia Comăneci, gymnast
- Loredana Groza, singer
- Ana Maria Pavăl, amateur wrestler
Twin towns and sister cities
Skien, Norway and Eysines, France