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PITESCI (Pitesti)

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 665 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PITESCI (Pitesti), also written PrTEST1 and PITEST, the capital of the department of Argesh, Rumania; situated among the outlying hills of the Carpathians, on the river Argesh, which is here joined by several smaller streams. Pop. (woo), 15,570. The surrounding uplands produce good wine, fruit and grain, besides being rich in petroleum and salt; and, as the main Walachian railway is met at Pitesci by lines from Campulung and Hermannstadt in Transylvania, the town has a consider-able trade. It has manufactures of lacquer and varnish.
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