Vicovu de Sus

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Vicovu de Sus
Ion Nistor memorial house
Ion Nistor memorial house
Coat of arms of Vicovu de Sus
Coat of arms
Location in Suceava County
Location in Suceava County
Vicovu de Sus is located in Romania
Vicovu de Sus
Vicovu de Sus
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 47°55′33″N 25°40′48″E / 47.92583°N 25.68000°E / 47.92583; 25.68000Coordinates: 47°55′33″N 25°40′48″E / 47.92583°N 25.68000°E / 47.92583; 25.68000
Country Romania
CountySuceava
Government
 • MayorGheorghe Schipor[1] (PSD)
Area
42.42 km2 (16.38 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
13,308
 • Density310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.SV
WebsiteOfficial site

Vicovu de Sus (Romanian pronunciation: [ˌvikovu de ˈsus]; German: Ober Wikow) is a town in northern Suceava County, on the border with Ukraine. It is situated in the historical region of Bukovina. The town administers one village, Bivolărie.

History[edit]

It was bought by Ștefan cel Mare for Putna Monastery in the year 1466. The locality, previously a rural commune, received town status in 2004.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1910 7,395—    
1930 8,552+15.6%
1992 14,077+64.6%
2002 14,125+0.3%
2004 14,302+1.3%
2005 14,395+0.7%
2006 14,600+1.4%
2007 14,718+0.8%
2008 14,710−0.1%
2010 14,892+1.2%
2011 13,053−12.3%
Source: Census data

According to the 2011 census, there was a total population of 13,053 people living in the town. Of this population, 94.7% were ethnic Romanians and 5% ethnic Romani.[3] 76.7% were Romanian Orthodox, 20.9% Pentecostal and 2% Baptist.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results of the 2016 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Suceava County at the 2011 census" (PDF) (in Romanian). INSSE. February 2, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 4, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
  4. ^ "Suceava County at the 2011 census, Preliminary data" (PDF) (in Romanian). INSSE. August 24, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2012.[permanent dead link]