Geographical Location

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Weather in the Horezu Depression
Max.: 18°C
Min.: 3°C
Cost of gas: 4.70 ron/l

The town of Horezu lies in the north-western part of the Vâlcea county, in the centre of the eponymous depression, on the Luncavăţ river, at the foot of Slătioara Hill. The locality is part of the Horezu Depression, bordered by Costeştilor Hill to the east and by Milostea hill to the west. The administrative territory of the town covers an area of 117,7 sq km (11800 ha), of which over 662.43 ha (56%) are forests and approximately 3400 ha (29%) represent pastures and meadows. The town neighbours on the following administrative territories: to the North: the Malaia commune, to the East: the Costeşti commune, to the South-East: the Tomşani commune, to the South: the Măldăreşti commune, to the West: the Vaideeni commune.

The locality is situated at the intersection of the 45° 59’ 00’’ parallel northern latitude with the 23° 59’ 39’’ meridian eastern longitude, halfway between the Equator and the North Pole. The administrative territory of the town includes seven localities: the residence town Horezu and six satellite villages: Romanii de Jos, Romanii de Sus, Râmeşti, Ifrimeşti, Tănăseşti and Urşani. All the localities are grouped together in the Southern part of the administrative territory of the town, towards the Valley of the Luncavăţ river. The greatest part of the territory is covered by forests and it stretches northwards on the slopes of the Căpăţânii Mountains, part of the Southern Carpathians.

The town stretches, from north to south, along the valley of the Luncavăţ river and from east to west along the DN 67 road, that crosses the town, representing the main communication and connection road with the cities Râmnicu-Vâlcea (42 km) and Târgu Jiu (70km). To the south, the town is connected with Craiova (113 km) by DN 65 C. The connection with the localities situated in the Northern part of the Vâlcea county, Malaia and Voineasa, as well as with Obârșia Lotrului tourist area, is made by DC 147 A, Romanii de Sus – Lunga –Vf. lui Roman Holiday Village – Malaia.

The inhabited area of the town is located at an altitude of approximately 550 m, typical of the Sub-Carpathian hill area. The altitude of the administrative territory of the locality varies between 470 and 2124.6m (Ursu Peak). The satellite villages stretch along several valleys of the tributaries of the Luncavăţ river (Râmeşti, Romani, Urşani), following the wavy slopes of the mountainside across distances of 6-8 km, reaching an altitude of 550-700 m.