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4630 inhabitants



43°93’N,  23°29’ E

32 m

The commune Bistret is composed by four villages (Bistretu Nou, Plosca, Brandusa, Bistret) and is situated in the Danube meadow, on the north-west border of the lake Bistret, in the south of the county Dolj, on the National Road DN 55A, at a distance of 65 km from Craiova and 35 km from Bailesti.

In this place there where two Geto-dacian settlements from the 9th – 6th cent. BC, and a Roman castrum from the 2nd – 3rd cent. AD.

The main occupation of the inhabitants is agriculture, mainly plants farming and animal raising.

Main touristic objectives:

  • The churches „Sfantul Nicolae” and „Arhanghelul Mihail” – 1826-1823.
  • Fishing in the lake Calugareni
  • The lake Bistret, the second largest in Romania,  (1867 ha)
  • Byzantine castrum from the times of the emperor Constantine the Great, on the left bank of the Danube.


  • Religious festivity – the titular saint of the church “Sfantul Nicolae”
  • Weekly fair: on Thursday
  • The annual festivity of the village – on the 26th October
  • The festival „Obiceiuri de Anul Nou”, on the 1st and 2nd January
  • The Union Day – 24th January
  • The festival „Ziua Femeii” – Woman’s Day – 8th March
  • The festival „Eroi au fost eroi sunt inca” – 9th May
  • The Festival Ziua Copilului” – Children’s Day – 1st June
  •  „Ziua Armatei” – The army’s Day – 25th October
  • National Day – 1st December
  • The festival „Serbarea Pomului de Iarna” – 19th December