Cogealac is a commune in Constanța County, Northern Dobruja, Romania.
|Coordinates: 44°33′N 28°34′E / 44.550°N 28.567°E|
|Subdivisions||Cogealac, Gura Dobrogei, Râmnicu de Jos, Râmnicu de Sus, Tariverde|
|• Mayor (2020–2024)||Hristu Cati (PSD)|
|Area||238.25 km2 (91.99 sq mi)|
|Elevation||85 m (279 ft)|
|• Density||21/km2 (55/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)|
|Area code||+40 x41|
The commune includes six villages:
- Cogealac (historical names: Domnești, Turkish: Kocalak)
- Gura Dobrogei (historical names: Câvârgic, Turkish: Kıvırcık)
- Râmnicu de Jos
- Râmnicu de Sus
- Tariverde (historical name: Dorotea)
The territory of the commune also includes the former village of Colelia (Turkish: Kuleli), at 44°36′10″N 28°24′39″E / 44.60278°N 28.41083°E, disestablished by Presidential Decree in 1977. The former village was populated by Dobrujan Germans until 1942 and it is now the site of the Colilia Monastery.
The Fântânele-Cogealac Wind Farm (with an installed nameplate capacity of 600 MW) is partly located on the territory of the commune.
On March 2, 2022, while searching for a crashed MiG-21 LanceR in the area, an IAR 330 military transport helicopter crashed near Gura Dobrogei, killing 7 military personnel.
At the 2011 census, Cogealac had 4,466 Romanians (98.89%), 4 Turks (0.09%), 46 others (1.02%).
- ^ "Results of the 2020 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
- ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (XLS). National Institute of Statistics.
- ^ (in Romanian) Formula As, The Monastery Named After a Herb, accessed on March 13, 2012
- ^ "Un avion MiG 21 LanceR a dispărut de pe radar în județul Constanța. Elicopterul care a plecat în căutarea avionului s-a prăbușit. Șapte militari au decedat. Avionul MiG s-a prăbușit" (in Romanian). G4 Media. March 2, 2022.