Şirineasa

Şirineasa

Şirineasa is a commune in Vâlcea County, Oltenia, western Wallachia, Romania.

Administration

Şirineasa is composed of 5 villages. The largest village is Ciorăşti, situated in the north of the commune. The other villages are Şirineasa, Slăviteşti, Valea Nişului and Târgu Olt.

Population

The population of Şirineasa was 2,612 in 2002. At the census that year, every inhabitant was a Romanian, and all but 4 were Romanian Orthodox.

Rivers and Lakes

Şirineasa is traversed by Luncavăţ River and Firijba River. A small part near Târgu Olt is traversed by Olt River. There is also Niş (from Aluniş) brook traversing the Valley of Niş (Valea Nişului).In the forest, there was "The Lake without bottom" (Lacul fără fund). A legend says that Nicolae Gheorghe Asproiu (19-th century), followed by police, drop the cartful with gold in this lake, in order to retrieve it after he is safe. Scientifically, the lake has a twin lake in Sibiu County, Transylvania, under the Carpathian Alps.

Tourism

Tourist can visit "The Beech" from "Cold Well". It has over 300 years old. There were the ruins of Oromului Church, build between 1751 during the rule of Ioan Grigore Voievod; the church is closed because it is under restoration and it is an UNESCO monument.

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