—  Town  —
Dăbuleni is located in Romania
Location of Dăbuleni
Coordinates: 43°48′04″N 24°05′31″E / 43.80111°N 24.09194°E / 43.80111; 24.09194Coordinates: 43°48′04″N 24°05′31″E / 43.80111°N 24.09194°E / 43.80111; 24.09194
Country  Romania
County Dolj County
Status Town
 – Mayor
Population (2002)
 – Total 13,888
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 – Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Dăbuleni (Romanian pronunciation: [dəbuˈlenʲ]) is a town of Dolj County, known for the sandy areas surrounding it, since the 1980s have become part of an 80,000 hectares (800 km², 310 mi²) desert, known as the Oltenian Sahara. The town is the only place in Europe where an official Sand Museum exists. It was declared a town in 2004 (Law no. 83/2004). If the north part of the town is a desert, the south part, a Danube flooding area known as the "Melon Kingdom", from which the "Dăbuleni" melons, are famous in all Romania.

One village, Chiaşu, is administered by the town.

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