Râmnicu Vâlcea

Râmnicu Vâlcea is the capital city of Vâlcea County, Romania (in the historical province of Oltenia).

Geography and climate

Râmnicu Vâlcea is situated in the central-south area of Romania. Set at the foothills of the Southern Carpathians, the city is located at about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from the Cozia Mountains and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the Făgăraş and Lotrului Mountains. The southern limit of Râmnicu Vâlcea is formed by the Getic Plateau and the Oltului Valley.

The Olt River crosses the town of Râmnicu Vâlcea as well as the E81 road of European interest and one of the main national railway routes.

The climate is defined as Dfa” (humid continental with warm summers) bordering Cfa” (humid subtropical). Precipitation amount is higher in the summer, although not high enough in order to be a “Dwa” type climate.


Râmnicu Vâlcea
Str. General Praporgescu no. 14 Râmnicu Vâlcea, Cod 240182
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