Baia de Aramă

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Baia de Aramă
Coat of arms of Baia de Aramă
Coat of arms
Baia de Aramă is located in Romania
Baia de Aramă
Baia de Aramă
Location of Baia de Aramă
Coordinates: 45°0′0″N 22°48′41″E / 45.00000°N 22.81139°E / 45.00000; 22.81139Coordinates: 45°0′0″N 22°48′41″E / 45.00000°N 22.81139°E / 45.00000; 22.81139
Country  Romania
County Mehedinţi County
Status Town
 • Mayor Despa Marius (New Democracy Party)
Population (2002)
 • Total 5,724
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1910 1,490 —    
1930 1,461 −1.9%
1948 1,513 +3.6%
1977 4,899 +223.8%
1992 5,624 +14.8%
2002 5,724 +1.8%
2011 5,202 −9.1%
Source: Census data

Baia de Aramă is a small Romanian town located in the Wallachian county of Mehedinţi with a population of 5,724. The Brebina River runs through the town. Some Dacian ruins can be found in the town, as well as the 17th century Baia de Aramă Monastery .

The name of the town means "copper mine", suggesting that Baia de Aramă was once a strong copper mining town. However, over the years, many of the mines in the town have closed, leaving roughly half the town unemployed.

Eight villages are administered by the town: Bratilovu, Brebina, Dealu Mare, Mărăşeşti, Negoeşti, Pistriţa, Stăneşti and Titerleşti.