Silistra Nouă County

Silistra Nouă County was a county (județ) of Romania, in Northern Dobruja, with its capital city first at Rasova, later at Cernavodă and finally at Medgidia.[1][2] It was established on 13 November 1878 and abolished on 1 April 1879. After this, it was integrated into Constanța County, which became the only county in Romanian Dobruja along with Tulcea County.[3] Silistra Nouă County was composed of two plăși ("districts"): Plasa Medgidia (which included Cernavodă and Medgidia) and Plasa Silistra Nouă (which included Rasova).[4] Despite its name, it did not include the city of Silistra.[2]

Silistra Nouă County
County (Județ)
German map of Northern Dobruja showing Silistra Nouă County in the bottom left corner of the region
German map of Northern Dobruja showing Silistra Nouă County in the bottom left corner of the region
CountryFlag of Romania.svg Romania
Historic regionNorthern Dobruja
Capital city (Reședință de județ)Rasova, Cernavodă and Medgidia
Established13 November 1878
Ceased to exist1 April 1879
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Earlier, Russia had conquered Northern Dobruja (including the Danube Delta and Snake Island) in 1878 after winning a war together with Romania against the Ottoman Empire. Northern Dobruja was given to Romania by Russia as an "exchange" or "compensation" for the forced annexation by the latter of the Romanian region of Southern Bessarabia. Later, in 1913, Romania was awarded Southern Dobruja after marching into Bulgaria during the Second Balkan War.[5][6]

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  1. ^ Ilie, Adrian (29 May 2019). "Rasova, așezare românească de pe malul Dunării (III) (galerie foto)". Ziua de Constanța (in Romanian).
  2. ^ a b Cealera, Cristian (9 October 2019). "Primele legi ale Dobrogei moderne (III). Kustenge, Silistra Nouă și prefecții județelor în noiembrie 1878". Ziua de Constanța (in Romanian).
  3. ^ Pătrașcu, Dumitru Valentin (2011). "Județul Silistra Nouă (13 noiembrie 1878 – 1 aprilie 1879)". Annals of the University of Craiova (in Romanian). 16 (1): 295–302.
  4. ^ Pătrașcu, Dumitru Valentin (2011). "Regulamentul privind organizarea administrativă a Dobrogei" (PDF). Litua – Studii și Cercetări (in Romanian). Târgu Jiu. 13: 101–114.
  5. ^ Suciu, Dumitru (1993). From the union of the principalities to the creation of Greater Romania. Center for Transylvanian studies, the Romanian Cultural Foundation. pp. 1–159. ISBN 9789739132725.
  6. ^ Hitchins, Keith (2014). A concise history of Romania. Cambridge University Press. pp. 1–327. doi:10.1017/CBO9781139033954. ISBN 9780521872386.