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About Constanta

Constanta is a port city, the country's main port located on the coast of the Black Sea, in the south-east of Romania, in the historical region of Dobogea.

It is the oldest attested city in Romania. The first documentary attestation dates from 657 BC when on the current place of peninsula (and even in today's waters, near the Casino) was formed a Greek colony called Tomis. The locality was conquered by the Romans in 71 BC and renamed Constantiana  after the sister of Emperor Constantine the Great. In the thirteenth century, the Great Sea (the Black Sea as it was called then) was dominated by Italian merchants from Genoa who helped develop the city. Subsequently, Constanta declined under Ottoman rule, becoming a simple village inhabited by Greek fisherman and  horse breeders Tatars.

Constanta became again a city after building Cernavoda-Constanta railway and the port, in 1865, for the Romanian grain exports.

Constanta Port covers an area of 39.26 km ², has a length of about 30 km, is the largest port in the Black Sea and is the 4th in Europe.

The main attractions:

Mamaia Sea Resort

Aqua Magic

Dolphinarium


Telegondola Mamaia

Contact and information:

Address: Constanta, Romania
Airport: Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport
Railway station: Constanta
Historical center: Ovidiu Square (Piata Ovidiu)

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