|• Mayor||Grigore Gheorghe (National Liberal Party)|
|• Total||22.8 km2 (8.8 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Source: Census data|
The name of the town comes from a family of nobles (boyars) who owned most of the lands on which the town is now situated. Their name was Găești.
It was first mentioned on 19 July 1498 during the rule of Radu cel Mare, the son of Vlad Călugărul, who donated the land around Găești to the Monastery of Râncăciov. In 1807, most of the buildings of Găești were destroyed by a fire, then in 1812, it was hit by the plague.
Arctic S.A. company is headquartered in the town.
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