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Verejeni is a commune in Teleneşti district, Moldova. It is composed of a single village, Verejeni.
Village Name: Verejeni
Date Founded: 1628
Geographic Position: 47°32′N. ; 28°27′E., 9 km from the district center of Teleneşti and 80 km from Chişinãu;
Total Area: 3289,9 ha;
Roads: 24 km;
Number of Inhabitants: 3028 residents:Men: 1500;
Young People: 946;
Population Density: 98 residents/km2;
Number of Households: 1130
Mayor: Bîrcă Ștefan
Verejeni offers the following social, cultural, and economic services:General school for grades 1-10 (max capacity 320 students), subject to The Teleneşti district's Department of Education
Kindergarten (max. capacity: 120 students), also subject to The Teleneşti Department of Education
"Culture House" (max seating: 220), subject to The Teleneşti Department of Cultural Services
Adults' Public Library, subject to The Teleneşti Department of Cultural Services
Children's Public Library, subject to The Teleneşti Department of Cultural Services
Medical Center, subject to The Teleneşti Department of Family Medicine
Internet Center "Enter"
ACSA, Agro-information extension branch
Center for Economic Planning
They say that long ago Verejeni was a thriving forest. An old woman named Vera, being a great healer, settled here because of the local herbs which could heal wounds and cure diseases. One day, an injured hunter passed through the woods. Vera, with her gift for healing, treated him and sent him on his way. News of her ability spread throughout Orhei and people flocked to her hut to be under her care. Her fame continued to spread and even people from the Bugeac plains made their way to the famous healer. They arrived after a heavy storm, and upon reaching her hut they sensed trouble. Soon after, they discovered Vera’s lifeless body. They buried Vera in the ground as their religion dictated. Vera had left the world many potions and remedies in her little hut. And having discovered these medicines, the people from Bugeac decided to settle in Vera’s land. The land was rich and dark and bound by two great rivers. They named their settlement Verena, later known as Verejeni, in honor of this miraculous healer.
Historical sources first mention Verejeni in the years 1627-1628 in reference to land granted to Istrăţel of Verejeni as witnessed by Larie of Verejeni and Miron of Saăhaicani.
According to the population census from the years 1772-1774 Verejeni consisted of 29 households with 49 inhabitants. By 1870 the village grew to 248 households and with 793 inhabitants, of whom were 294 men and 399 women. Records indicate that at the time Verejeni was a freeholder’s village. The first mention of the village church dates back to 1801, which was then made of wood. Construction of current stone church dates back to 1901 and was blessed under St. George, protector of the weak. From 1886 the church is mentioned as a teaching institution.
As voiced above, Verejeni’s name comes from the legend of the great healer Vera. Initially the village was called Verena, and later changed its name to Verejeni.
Verejeni is located in the plains of central Moldova, in the river basin of the Big Ciucul and Little Ciucul rivers. The village center lies approximately one kilometer from the Chişinău-Bălţi highway, and also one kilometer from the Teleneşti-Ratuş-Orhei road. Verejeni is located approximately eight kilometers awaz from the district center of Teleneşti, 35 kilometers from the city of Orhei, 55 kilometers from the city Bălţi, and 80 kilometers from the capital Chişinău. The village is bordered by Băneşti to the north, Ineşti to the west, Ratuş to the east, and Leuşeni from the south.Lidia Guţu