Siddhesh Joshi


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Country  Moldova
Mayor  Alexandru Ambros
Area  16,4 km2

Ungheni in the past, History of Ungheni

Map of Ungheni

Ungheni ([uŋˈɡenʲ]) is a municipality in Moldova. With a population of 35,157, it is the seventh largest town in Moldova and the seat of Ungheni District.


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There is a bridge across the Prut and a border checkpoint to Romania. There is another border town with the same name in Romania (Ungheni, Iași), on the other side of the Prut River.

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The first historical mention of Ungheni dates to 20 August 1462. A railway between Ungheni and Chişinău was built in 1875 by Russia in preparation for the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878). After World War II, the rail route through Ungheni became the main connection between the USSR and Romania.

Gustave Eiffel bridge

In 1876 after the spring flooding of the river Prut, the railway bridge that linked Moldova and Romania was almost destroyed. The Railways Department invited Gustave Eiffel to Bessarabia (Moldova) to redesign and rebuild the bridge. Today, it remains a strategic structure under the supervision of border guards.


  • Unghiul
  • Expresul de Ungheni
  • Euronova TV
  • Radio Chişinău 93.8 FM
  • Vocea Basarabiei 100.1 FM
  • Natives

  • Anatolie Arhire
  • Constantin Bejenaru
  • I. A. L. Diamond
  • Valentina Naforniţă
  • Octavian Țîcu
  • Twin towns – Sister cities

    Ungheni is twinned with:

  • Auce, Latvia
  • Dmitrovsk, Russia
  • Konin, Poland
  • Reghin, Romania
  • Vasylkiv, Ukraine
  • Winston-Salem, United States
  • Mankato, United States
  • Cascais, Portugal
  • Consulates

  • Romania – Consulate
  • References

    Ungheni Wikipedia

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    Ungheni, Iași