2 Mai (Romanian pronunciation: [doj maj], "May 2") (according to the Socialist Republic of Romania records) or Două Mai (according to the founding decree signed by Mihail Kogălniceanu in 1887) is a village in the Limanu commune, Constanța County, Dobrogea, Romania. It is found on the shoreline at a distance of 6 km (3.7 mi) north of Vama Veche and 5 km (3.1 mi) south from Mangalia. Doi Mai is also a summer vacation destination.[1]

2 Mai
The beach at 2 Mai
The beach at 2 Mai
Etymology: Romanian coup d'état of 2 May 1864
2 Mai is located in Romania
2 Mai
2 Mai
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 43°47′N 28°35′E / 43.783°N 28.583°E / 43.783; 28.583
 • Total2,848

Its name (then Două Mai ) was chosen to celebrate 2 May 1864, when Domnitor Alexandru Ioan Cuza dissolved the Legislative Assembly (Adunarea Legislativă) of the United Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia to promote his reforms. Fourteen years later Northern Dobruja was given to Romania through the treaty of Berlin after it had been taken from the Ottoman Empire at the end of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878.[citation needed]

Russian voluntary eunuchs of the Old Believers sect, being persecuted in their homeland of the Russian Empire, found refuge here in the 19th century, amongst the Greek fishermen, Romanian shepherds and Tatar horse breeders, which had huts and rudimentary houses in the area.[2]


  1. ^ Iancu, Mariana (26 February 2015). "Cel mai frumos sat din Dobrogea. 2 Mai, locul unde răsare marea". Adevărul (in Romanian).
  2. ^ Pittard, Eugene (1917). La Roumanie: Valachie - Moldavie - Dobrudja. Paris. p. 299.
The Black Sea shoreline at 2 Mai