Găeşti is a town in Dâmboviţa county, Romania with a population of 16,598.


The name of the town comes from a family of nobles (boyars) who owned most of the lands on which the town is now situated. Their name was Găesti.

It was first mentioned on 19 July 1498 during the rule of Radu cel Mare, the son of Vlad Călugărul, who donated the land around Găeşti to the Monastery of Râncăciov. In 1807, most of the buildings of Găeşti were destroyed by a fire, then in 1812, it was hit by the plague.

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