Mihail Kogălniceanu, Constanța
|— Commune —|
|Component villages||Mihail Kogălniceanu, Palazu Mic, Piatra|
|• Mayor||Ancuţa-Daniela Belu (National Liberal Party)|
|• Total||165.51 km2 (63.90 sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Mihail Kogălniceanu (Romanian pronunciation: [mihaˈil koɡəlniˈt͡ʃe̯anu]) is a commune in Constanţa County, Romania, and is located 25 km (16 mi) northwest of Constanţa proper. The commune includes three villages:
- Mihail Kogălniceanu - historical names: Kara Murat (Turkish: Karamurat), Bulgari (Bulgarian: Българи) and Regele Ferdinand
- Palazu Mic
- Piatra (historical name: Taşaul, Turkish: Taşağıl)
The Mihail Kogălniceanu International Airport is located nearby.
In 1879-1880, after the incorporation of Northern Dobruja into Romania, the village started to be settled by Romanian shepherds from Transylvania (mocani). In the 1930s it was re-baptized Ferdinand I, after King Ferdinand I of Romania. In 1948, with the advent of the communist regime, the commune was given its current name, after the Romanian politician Mihail Kogălniceanu.
At the 2011 census, Mihail Kogălniceanu had 8,273 Romanians (84.95%), 3 Hungarians (0.03%), 246 Roma (2.53%), 3 Germans (0.03%), 33 Turks (0.34%), 419 Tatars (4.30%), 108 Aromanians (1.11%), 642 others (6.59%), 12 with undeclared ethnicity (0.12%).
- "Romanians Eager for Long-Awaited Arrival of the Yanks", Kevin Sullivan, The Washington Post, February 6, 2006