Ploieşti is a large city in Romania with approximately 250,000 inhabitants in the administrative city and approximately 300,000 inhabitants in the urban densely populated area. The city is administrative seat of the district (rum. Judeţ) Prahova, is to the Romanian capital Bucharest because of the southern foot of the Karpaten and approximately 60 kilometers north.
It is one of the main railway junctions of the country with two main stations of the passenger traffic (Ploieşti Vest and Ploieşti south) as well as the marshalling yard Ploieşti Triaj.
Coordinates: 44° 56 ′ 19 " n. Break, 26° 1 ′ 21 " o. L.