Vulcănești

Vulcănești (Romanian pronunciation: [vulkəˈneʃtʲ]; Gagauz: Valkaneş) is a town in Gagauzia, Moldova.

Vulcănești
Valkaneş
Town
Coat of arms of Vulcănești
Vulcănești is located in Găgăuzia
Vulcănești
Vulcănești
Location of Vulcănești in Moldova
Coordinates: 45°41′00″N 28°24′10″E / 45.68333°N 28.40278°E / 45.68333; 28.40278Coordinates: 45°41′00″N 28°24′10″E / 45.68333°N 28.40278°E / 45.68333; 28.40278
CountryMoldova
Autonomous RegionGagauzia
Government
 • MayorVictor Petrioglu (PN[1])
Area
 • Total15.26 km2 (5.89 sq mi)
Population
 • Total12,185
 • Density800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
ClimateCfa

The area of Vulcănești is the southern exclave of Gagauzia surrounded by the Cahul District (Moldova) and Odessa Region (Ukraine).

One village-rail station also named Vulcănești, is administered by the city.

It was the site of an archaeological investigation, which found a Neolithic sculpture that echoes Rodin's The Thinker.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Lista primarilor aleși în cadrul Alegerilor Locale Generale din 14 iunie 2015". Central Election Commission of Moldova. 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Gimbutas, Marija (1982). "The 'Sorrowful God'". The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe 6500-3500 B.C. Myths and Cult Images. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. pp. 230–234. ISBN 0-520-04655-2.
  4. ^ Passek, T.S.; Gerasimov, M.M. (1967). "Novaja statuetka iz Vulkaneshty". KSIIMK Archaeological Museum of the Institute of History of the Moldavian Socialist Republic. 111: 38–41.