Durostor County

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Județul Durostor
County (Județ)
Coat of arms of Județul Durostor
Coat of arms
Romania 1930 county Durostor.png
Country Flag of Romania.svg Romania
Historic region Southern Dobruja
County seat (Reședință de județ) Silistra
Established After the Treaty of Bucharest (1913)
Ceased to exist Administrative and Constitutional Reform in 1938
Area
 • Land 3,226 km2 (1,246 sq mi)
Population (1930)
 • Total 211,413
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Durostor was a county (județ) of Romania, in Southern Dobruja, with the seat at Silistra (then Dârstor).

The county consisted of 4 districts (plăși): Accadânlar, Curtbunar, Silistra and Turtucaia. The county was neighbored by the counties of Ilfov and Ialomița to the north, Caliacra and Constanța to the east and the Kingdom of Bulgaria to the south.

The region was annexed by Romania as a result of the Balkan wars. Bulgaria managed to regain it between 1916 and 1918, but then lost it again after the end of World War I (see Treaty of Neuilly).

Etymology[edit]

The county was named after the Roman name of Silistra, Durostorum.

Coat of arms[edit]

The Coat of Arms depicted Mircea the Elder.

Population[edit]

According to the Romanian census of 1930 the population of Durostor County was 211,413, of which 42.8% were ethnic Turks, 34.2% ethnic Bulgarians, 19.0% ethnic Romanians and 1.4% Gypsies. Classified by religion: 54.0% Orthodox Christian, 45.1% Islam.

After 1938[edit]

After the 1938 Administrative and Constitutional Reform, the county was merged with counties of Constanța, Caliacra and Ialomița to form the Ținutul Mării.

On September 7, 1940, the former county (except for the north-eastern corner comprising Ostrov and Lipnița communes) with the whole Southern Dobruja was returned to Bulgaria (see Treaty of Craiova).

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