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Călărași, Moldova

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

Călărași railway station
Călărași railway station
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
 • MayorRusu Valeriu
 • Total10,808
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Long ago, the word "călărași" meant "horsemen" (today the word is "cǎlăreți"). 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 2017-05-01.

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