Map showing Giurgiului within Bucharest
Giurgiului is a neighborhood in the southern part of the Romanian capital Bucharest, near Berceni and Ferentari. Like Berceni, Giurgiului has plenty of 10-storey blocks of flats that were under Communist rule in the early 1970s. The estimated population is between 30,000 and 40,000. Before the Communists started their massive building programme, Giurgiului was a farming village. After 1948 the village was added to the city area. A few years later in the south of the neighborhood a pipe factory was built along with a power plant, CET Berceni.
Giurgiului has a cemetery, which includes a memorial to an estimated 300 Jewish refugees who had sailed from Romania aboard the motor schooner Mefküre and were killed when a Soviet submarine sank the ship in August 1944.
The neighborhood has a good transport network, although it is not on the Bucharest Metro. RATB tram routes 7 and 25 link Giurgiului with the city centre, and another route 4 provides a shuttle service. RATB bus routes 102, 116 and 323 link the neighborhood with other parts of Bucharest. Giurgiului has a CFR railway station on the line linking Bucharest with the Danube port of Giurgiu. The Giurgiului Road that passes through the middle of the neighbourhood is an important route to Giurgiu and Bulgaria.
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