is a city in Bacău County
with a population of 51,681 inhabitants. Oneşti is the birthplace of gymnast Nadia Comăneci
The city was founded as a village on December 14 1458
, and it is said that was named after prince Stephen the Great
's daughter, Oana, its overlord. At the death of the Communist
leader Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej
in March 1965
, it was renamed
Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej but the name was changed back in 1996
Oneşti is located in the Tazlău-Caşin Depression
at an altitude of 175 m.
is the patron saint
of the city, whose inhabitants are predominantly Romanian Orthodox
. St. Nicholas Day, 6 December
, is Oneşti municipal day.
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