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Ostrov, Constanța

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Country  Romania
Status  Commune
Area  171.3 km²
County  Constanța County
Time zone  EET (UTC+2)
Local time  Monday 8:22 PM
Ostrov, Constanța
Component villages  Ostrov, Almălău, Bugeac, Esechioi, Galița, Gârlița
Website  http://www.primariaostrov.ro/
Weather  9°C, Wind W at 14 km/h, 57% Humidity

Ostrov is a commune in Constanța County, Romania.

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Map of Ostrov, Romania

Name

The name Ostrov is a word of Slavic origin and it means "island". The village itself is not located on an island, but rather on the banks of the Danube.

Villages

The commune includes six villages:

  • Ostrov
  • Almălău (historical name: Almaliul, Turkish: Almalı)
  • Bugeac (Turkish: Bucak)
  • Esechioi (Turkish: Eşeköy)
  • Galița
  • Gârlița
  • Geography

    Ostrov is close to the Bulgarian border, with a border crossing linking it to the Bulgarian city of Silistra.

    Demographics

    At the 2011 census, Ostrov had 4,730 Romanians (95.54%), 187 Roma (3.78%), 30 Turks (0.61%), 4 others (0.08%).

    Păcuiul lui Soare

    Păcuiul lui Soare is the name of a fortress on an island close to Ostrov. The ruins from the beginning of 8th century belong to the "Glorious Palace" of the First Bulgarian Khans on Danube and main base of the Bulgarian Danube fleet, as researchers suppose. They found many Protobulgarian marks graved in the blocks of the stone masonry of fortress that build pretty similar to the imperial capital Pliska. The stone graving text from the "Holy 40 martyrs column" found in Tarnovo indicate that the Great Khan Omurtag (?-831) built, maybe over Byzantine ruins, the medieval port and palace complex.

    References

    Ostrov, Constanța Wikipedia


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