For other uses, see Măgurele (disambiguation).

Downtown Măgurele, 2007

Coat of arms
Coordinates: 44°23′41″N 26°3′58″E / 44.39472°N 26.06611°E / 44.39472; 26.06611
Country  Romania
County Ilfov County
Population (2002)[1] 9,272
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.primariamagurele.ro

Măgurele is a town situated in the southwestern part of Ilfov County, Romania. Its population is 9,200. Four villages are administered by the town: Alunişu, Dumitrana, Pruni and Vârteju.

The town hosts a nuclear research lab, the Institute of Atomic Physics (Romanian: Institutul de Fizicǎ Atomicǎ (IFA)) and its National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering. Between 1957 and 1998, it had a Soviet VVRS research reactor, now closed down. The Faculty of Physics of the University of Bucharest is also located in Măgurele.

Welcome sign at the town's southern entry


Historical population
Source: Census data

Its name is derived from a Romanian word possibly of Dacian origin, măgură, meaning "hill".


  1. Romanian census data, 2002 Retrieved on April 5, 2016.
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Coordinates: 44°23′41″N 26°3′58″E / 44.39472°N 26.06611°E / 44.39472; 26.06611

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