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Ungheni

Ungheni
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Ungheni is located in Moldova
Ungheni
Location within Moldova
Coordinates:
Country  Moldova
County Ungheni District
Government
 • Mayor Alexandru Ambros
Area
 • Total 16.4 km2 (6.3 sq mi)
Population (2014 census[1])
 • Total 38,400
 • Density 2,300/km2 (6,100/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Ungheni (Romanian pronunciation: ), with a population of 35,157, is the seventh largest town in Moldova and the seat of Ungheni District since 2003.

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.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Features and attractions 2
    • Gustave Eiffel bridge 2.1
  • Media 3
  • Natives 4
  • International relations 5
    • Twin towns – Sister cities 5.1
  • Consulates 6
  • Gallery 7
  • References 8

History

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 WWII, the rail route through Ungheni became the main connection between the USSR and Romania.

Features and attractions

Gustave Eiffel bridge

In 1876 after the spring flooding of the river Prut the railway bridge that linked Moldova and Romania was almost destroyed. Railway Department invited Gustave Eiffel in Bessarabia (Moldova) to redesign and rebuild the bridge. Nowadays it is still a strategic structure under the supervision of the frontier guard.

Media

Natives

International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Ungheni is twinned with:

Consulates

Gallery

References

  1. ^ [2]
  2. ^ Sister Cities Winston-Salem. City of Winston-Salem.
  3. ^ Winston-Salem, NC. Interactive City Directory. Sister Cities International, Inc.
  • Brezianu, Andrei and Spânu, Vlad (eds.) (2007) "Ungheni" Historical Dictionary of Moldova (2nd ed.) Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Maryland, USA, p. 371, ISBN 978-0-8108-5607-3
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