Piteşti (pētĕshtˈ) [key], city (1990 pop. 174,790), S central Romania, in Walachia, on the Argesul River. It is the administrative and commercial center of the Argeş region and an important rail junction. Piteşti is famous for its wines. The chief manufactures are automobiles, footwear, and wood products. There are several resorts nearby.