Location of Băilești
|Coordinates: 44°1′51″N 23°21′9″E / 44.03083°N 23.35250°ECoordinates: 44°1′51″N 23°21′9″E / 44.03083°N 23.35250°E|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Source: Census data|
In World War I, 156 people from Băilești died on the battefield; in 1924 sculptor Iordănescu constructed the Monument of Băilești Heroes in their honor. In World War II, 108 citizens of Băilești died on the battlefield.
In 2001, Băilești was declared a municipality. The city has been expanding in the last years, lots of commercial centers have been built, banks and old buildings have been restaured.
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