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Căușeni

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Căușeni (Romanian pronunciation: [kə.uˈʃenʲ]; Russian: Каушаны, translit. Kaushany) is a town and the administrative center of Căușeni District, Moldova.

Căușeni
Assumption of Our Lady Church
Flag of Căușeni
Flag
Coat of arms of Căușeni
Coat of arms
Căușeni is located in Moldova
Căușeni
Căușeni
Location within Moldova
Coordinates: 46°38′N 29°24′E / 46.633°N 29.400°E / 46.633; 29.400Coordinates: 46°38′N 29°24′E / 46.633°N 29.400°E / 46.633; 29.400
Country Moldova
CountyCăușeni District
Government
 • MayorGrigorie Repesciuc
Elevation
7 m (23 ft)
Population
 • Total15,939
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
MD-4300
Area code(s)+373 243
ClimateCfb
Websiteprimaria.causeni.org

Its population at the 2014 census was 15,939, of which 12,056 Moldovans, 1,119 Romanians, 747 Russians, 545 Ukrainians, 204 Bulgarians, 69 Gagauzians, 12 Gypsies, and 1,187 other/undeclared.[2]

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HistoryEdit

The 17th century Assumption of Our Lady Church is the oldest surviving building in the town. It is set more than 3 feet (0.91 m) below ground level and preserves the only medieval fresco in the Republic of Moldova. Executed by Walachian painters in a late Byzantine-Romanian style, the interiors feature religious scenes and iconography in vibrant reds, gold, and blues.

At one time it was a vibrant Jewish shtetl. In 1897, 45 percent of the population (1,675) was Jewish, most working in agriculture.[3]

Notable peopleEdit

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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 2017-05-01.
  2. ^ Republic of Moldova 2014 Population Census
  3. ^ "Kaushany". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Девушка из Каушан стала известной телеведущей в США". Vybor Moldova (in Russian). December 30, 2016. Retrieved June 2, 2017.

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