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is a town in Gorj County
Gorj is a county of Romania, in Oltenia, with its capital city at Târgu Jiu.- Demographics :In 2002, it had a population of 387,308 and its population density was 69/km².* Romanians – over 98%* Rromas, others.- Geography :...
, western Wallachia
Wallachia or Walachia is a historical and geographical region of Romania. It is situated north of the Danube and south of the Southern Carpathians...
Romania is a country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe, on the Lower Danube, within and outside the Carpathian arch, bordering on the Black Sea...
, on the river Jiu
The name Jiu may refer to :* Jiu - Means Great in Philippines* Jiu - is a Japanese word meaning incoming or welcome rain.* Jiu - tributary of the Danube* Jiu - tributary of the Râul Mic...
with a population of 10,617 (2002 census). It administers four villages: Curtişoara, Lăzăreşti, Pleşa and Tetila.
The town features the Lainici Monastery
The Lainici Monastery is a Romanian Orthodox monastery located 32 km from Târgu Jiu.-History:First mention of this monastery was in 14th siecle. The monastery was constructed during the reign of John Caradja Voivode between 1812 and 1817.-References:...
, the Vişina Monastery (built in 1418), and a "Village Museum".