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Măgurele is a town situated in the southwestern part of Ilfov County, Romania. Its population is 9,200.

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.

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


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Coordinates: 45°6′20″N 26°1′47″E / 45.10556°N 26.02972°E / 45.10556; 26.02972

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