Coat of arms of Strășeni
Strășeni is located in Moldova
Location within Moldova
Coordinates: 47°08′N 28°37′E / 47.133°N 28.617°E / 47.133; 28.617
CountyStrășeni District
 • MayorValentina Casian
236 m (774 ft)
 • Total18,376
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Strășeni (Romanian pronunciation: [strəˈʃenʲ]) is a city and municipality[2] of about 20,000 inhabitants in central Moldova, the administrative center of Strășeni District. The city administers one village, Făgureni.

There are several legends about its name. One tells that the name of the region is derived from strașnic, a Romanian adjective that can mean "scary", "terrible", and the story goes that in former times this region was covered by a fearsome forest.

Nowadays, Strășeni is famous for its wine. The Strășeni vineyard, 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) west of Chișinău, is renowned for its sparkling white wines. A little farther north is the Romănești winery, one of the largest locally and the one-time leading producer of wines in the USSR. One of its more famous products is a Bordeaux-type red.


Points of interest

  • Strășeni TV Mast, a 355-metre (1165') tall guyed mast for FM radio and TV broadcasting built in 1984–85.

Twin towns and sister cities


  1. ^ Results of Population and Housing Census in the Republic of Moldova in 2014: "Characteristics – Population (population by communes, religion, citizenship)" (XLS). National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova. 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  2. ^ LEGE Nr. 248 din 03.11.2016 pentru modificarea și completarea Legii nr. 764-XV din 27 decembrie 2001 privind organizarea administrativ-teritorială a Republicii Moldova (in Romanian)
  3. ^ "Municipiul Onești s-a înfrățit cu orașul Streșeni din Republica Moldova".

Coordinates: 47°08′N 28°37′E / 47.133°N 28.617°E / 47.133; 28.617

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