Călărași, Moldova

Călărași (Romanian pronunciation: [kələˈraʃʲ]) is a town in Moldova, founded in 1848.

Călărași
Călărași railway station
Călărași railway station
Flag of Călărași
Coat of arms of Călărași
Călărași is located in Moldova
Călărași
Călărași
Location within Moldova
Coordinates: 47°15′N 28°18′E / 47.250°N 28.300°E / 47.250; 28.300
Country Moldova
CountyCălărași District
Government
 • MayorNicolae Melnic 2011-2019
Area
 • Total423 km2 (163 sq mi)
Population
 • Total10,800
 • Density26/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ClimateDfb

Long ago, the word "călărași" meant "horsemen" (today the word is "călăreți"). The name of Călărași was inspired by a legend which tells that once, when Stephen III of Moldavia fought the Ottomans, he ordered a regiment of horsemen to stand guard. They fought the Ottomans, sacrificed themselves and, finally, won the battle.

The city is the administrative center of Călărași District; it also administers one village, Oricova.

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Călărași is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Results of Population and Housing Census in the Republic of Moldova in 2014: "Characteristics – Population (population by communes, religion, citizenship)" (XLS). National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova. 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017.

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Coordinates: 47°15′N 28°18′E / 47.250°N 28.300°E / 47.250; 28.300