Welcome to Voluntari, a charming town in Ilfov County, Muntenia, Romania. Located just 1 km from the northern border of Bucharest, on the DN2 road towards Urziceni, Voluntari is often considered a suburb of the capital city. With a population of 42,944 inhabitants according to the 2011 census, Voluntari boasts a diverse ethnic composition, with 94.8% Romanians, 1.3% Romani, 0.9% Chinese, 0.5% Turks and 2.5% other ethnic groups. The town’s low cost of land, proximity to Bucharest, and easy access to both the railway network and road network have allowed for steady growth of industrial and commercial facilities, particularly in the light industry and import/export commerce sectors. The town’s output estimate increased by over 25% between 2001 and 2005. Despite this growth, many Voluntari residents commute to Bucharest.

Voluntari is home to a popular shopping centre known as Jolie Ville Galleria, as well as the headquarters of Vodafone Romania. The town itself was founded by volunteer soldiers who fought for Romania in World War I, and were subsequently awarded plots of land to build their homes. The settlement received city status in 2004.

If you’re looking for transportation within Voluntari, the town has its own bus network, operated by the local council, consisting of five bus routes: 1, 2, 153, 155 and 167. Additionally, the city is connected to Bucharest by bus routes run by STB, Bucharest’s public transport operator.

Sports enthusiasts will be pleased to know that Voluntari is home to FC Voluntari, a local football club. Education is also a priority in Voluntari, with the American International School of Bucharest, British School of Bucharest, Mark Twain International School, and Japanese School in Bucharest all located in the town.

If you’re interested in exploring neighboring towns and cities, be sure to check out Pipera. We hope you enjoy your visit to Voluntari, Romania!

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