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Commune and village
The Port of Giurgiulești
Giurgiulești is located in Cahul
Location of village within Moldova
Giurgiulești is located in Cahul
Location of village within Cahul District
Coordinates: 45°29′N 28°12′E / 45.483°N 28.200°E / 45.483; 28.200Coordinates: 45°29′N 28°12′E / 45.483°N 28.200°E / 45.483; 28.200
Country  Moldova
District Cahul district
Population (2004)
 • Total 3,074
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Giurgiulești is a commune in the Cahul district of Moldova. It is also a border crossing point to Romania, located 10 km (6.2 mi) from Galaţi.


The locality is in the southernmost point of Moldova, at the confluence of the river Prut with the Danube, on the border with Romania and Ukraine. The commune consists of one village, Giurgiulești.


Moldova has access to the Danube for only about 480 metres (1,570 ft), and Giurgiulești is the only Moldovan port on the Danube. The building of an oil terminal started there in 1996, and was finished in 2006.

The future international airport of the Lower Danube metropolitan area is located just 25 km (16 mi) from Giurgiulești.


The commune has a population of 3,074. At the 2004 census, Giugiulești had a population of 2,995, of which 2,936 (98%) are Moldovans/Romanians and 59 (2%) others (15 Ukrainians, 15 Gagauz, 10 Russians, etc.).[1]

At the 1930 census, the village had a population of 1,944, of which 1,914 (98.5%) were Romanians and 30 (1.5%) others (4 Russians, 6 Gagauzians, 8 Bulgarians, 9 Gypsies, 1 Hungarian, and 2 Greeks). At the time, it was part of Plasa Reni of Ismail County.

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  1. ^ 2004 Census – Demographic, national, language and cultural characteristics at National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova

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