Călărași, Moldova

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

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

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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  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