Beștepe

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Beștepe
Commune
Beștepe is located in Romania
Beștepe
Beștepe
Location of Beștepe, Tulcea
Coordinates: 45°5′0″N 29°1′0″E / 45.08333°N 29.01667°E / 45.08333; 29.01667Coordinates: 45°5′0″N 29°1′0″E / 45.08333°N 29.01667°E / 45.08333; 29.01667
Country  Romania
County Tulcea County
Status Commune
Government
 • Mayor Dumitru Titrigan
Area
 • Total 64.23 km2 (24.80 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 2,06845°05′N 29°01′E / 45.083°N 29.017°E / 45.083; 29.017
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
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Beștepe is a commune in Tulcea County, Romania. Its name comes from Turkish, meaning "five hills/peaks" (beş - five, tepe - hill/peak), due to a chain of hills which lie nearby.

In 2004, the commune was established via a local referendum by separation from the Mahmudia commune.

The Beștepe commune includes 3 villages:

  • Beștepe
  • Băltenii de Sus (Carasuhatu de Sus until 1964)
  • Băltenii de Jos (Carasuhatu de Jos until 1964)

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