Horia, Tulcea

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Location of Horia
Location of Horia
Coordinates: 45°01′N 28°27′E / 45.017°N 28.450°E / 45.017; 28.450Coordinates: 45°01′N 28°27′E / 45.017°N 28.450°E / 45.017; 28.450
Country Romania
County Tulcea
Component villages Cloşca, Floreşti, Horia
 • Mayor Adrian Duţoiu (since 2004)
 • Total 42.00 km2 (16.22 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 1,594
 • Density 38/km2 (98/sq mi)
Website [1] (Romanian)

Horia is a commune in Tulcea County, Romania. It is composed of three villages: Cloşca (formerly called Dautcea), Floreşti (formerly called Islam Geaferca) and Horia (formerly called Ortachioi,[1] and Regina Maria from 1924 to 1947).[2]


The village Horia was first mentioned on the maps of the 18th century, as a small community with a few villages. In the 19th century it had the Turkish name Ortachioi, and at the beginning of the 20th century, the village received the name "Regina Maria"(after Queen Marie of Romania[3]). From 1947 to the present days, the village bears the name Horia.

Ethnic structure[edit]

Horia was grounded by a Muslim community, to which added in time Romanians and Bulgarians. Nowadays it comprises mostly Romanian population.[4]

Cultural personalities of the village[edit]


  1. ^ "Horia, Tulcea, general information". 
  2. ^ The Monography of Horia commune (Ortachioi - Regina Maria) from Tulcea county, author - Ioan Corleanca, teacher of history at the school in Horia, language:ro. 
  3. ^ "The Royal Family of Romania". 
  4. ^ "Horia commune, Tulcea county, description". 
  5. ^ "Gheorghe Mihalcea: Volumes, articles, references". 
  6. ^ "Mihalcea, Gheorghe C.". 
  7. ^ "Gheorghe Mihalcea: folklorist". 
  8. ^ "Gheorghe Mihalcea listed as specialist with PhD studies in Tulcea county". 
  9. ^ "Reference to Gheorghe Mihalcea". 
  10. ^ "Eco-school Horia".