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Tecuci is located in Romania
Tecuci
Location of Tecuci in Romania
Coordinates: 45°50′48″N 27°25′40″E / 45.84667, 27.42778
Country  Romania
County Actual Galati county CoA.png Galați
Municipality Tecuci
First mentioned 1435
Government
 • Mayor Daniel Gerhardt Țuchel (USL)
Area
 • Total 86.76 km2 (33.50 sq mi)
Elevation 63 m (207 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 31,045
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 805300
Website www.primariatecuci.ro/

Tecuci is a city in the Galați county of Romania (in the historical region of Moldavia), situated among wooded hills, on the right bank of the Bârlad River, and at the junction of railways from Galați, Bârlad and Mărășești.

History[]

The area neighboring Tecuci was the scene of a fierce 1476 battle in between Moldavian Prince Stephen the Great and the Ottomans.[1]

Under the Romanian Kingdom, it was the residence of the now-defunct Tecuci County.[1]

Economy[]

The city was famous for its canned food factories, which preserve vegetables, fruit and meat, as well as for its mustard factories.

Population[]

As of January 1, 2009, 42,468 inhabitants live within the city limits.[2]

Historical population of Tecuci
Year Population
1900 13,401
1912 14,927
1930 census 17,172
1948 census 20,292
1956 census 23,400
1966 census 28,454
1977 census 36,143
1992 census 46,825
2002 census 42,094
2009 estimate 42,468

Natives[]

  • Mihai Berza
  • Henri Cihoski
  • Elena Caragiani-Stoenescu
  • Vintilă Dongoroz
  • Bluma Finkelstein
  • Calistrat Hogaş
  • Iorgu Iordan
  • Mihail Manoilescu
  • Gheorghe Petrașcu
  • N. Petrașcu
  • Ion Petrovici
  • Theodor Șerbănescu
  • I. Valerian

Museums[]

  • Tecuci Town Museum (Romanian: Muzeul Mixt Tecuci)

Links[]

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References[]

  1. ^ a b Wikisource Chisholm, Hugh, ed (1911). "Tecuci". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
  2. ^ "Populaţia stabilă la 1.01.2009" (in Romanian). INSSE. May 19, 2009. http://www.insse.ro/cms/rw/resource/populatia%20stabila%20la%201%20ianuarie%202009%20si%2018.xls?download=true. Retrieved May 20, 2009. 


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