is a commune
in the south-west of Ilfov County
, immediately west of the capital, Bucharest
In one version Chiajna was named after the wife of Cernică Ştirbey
, a Wallachian vornic
who owned the area where people from Cernavodă
settled and founded the village.
Another story says that Lady Chiajna (ca. 1525–1588, Constantinople) was the daughter of Petru Rareş, the voievod of Moldavia, an illegitimate child of Ştefan cel Mare. Lady Chiajna was the wife of Wallachian prince Mircea V Ciobanul.
In the Romanian literature, she is a famous and frightening female character, similarly to Lady Macbeth.
The mayor of Chiajna is Mircea Minea (National Liberal Party
The commune contains Lady Chiajna High School (Grupul Şcolar Doamna Chiajna
), with the following specializations: Promotional Design, Football, Yachting, Wrestling, Boxing, and Public Alimentation.