Ianca

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For the commune in Olt County, see Ianca, Olt. For the village in Bihor County, see Diosig.
Ianca
Town
Coat of arms of Ianca
Coat of arms
Location of Ianca
Location of Ianca
Coordinates: 45°8′6″N 27°28′29″E / 45.13500°N 27.47472°E / 45.13500; 27.47472Coordinates: 45°8′6″N 27°28′29″E / 45.13500°N 27.47472°E / 45.13500; 27.47472
Country  Romania
County Brăila County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Fănel George Chiriţă (Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 186.14 km2 (71.87 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 12,886
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.primaria-ianca.ro/

Ianca (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈjaŋka]) is a town in Brăila County, Romania. At the 2002 census, the town had a population of 12,886 people, making it Brăila County's second-largest urban locality.

History[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1992 11,736 —    
2002 12,886 +9.8%
2011 10,049 −22.0%
Source: Census data

The first mention of the town dates to 1834.

Administration[edit]

The town's area is 186 km², of which 10.9 km² have the status of residential area. The town administers six villages: Berleşti, Gara Ianca, Oprişeneşti, Perişoru, Plopu and Târlele Filiu. It also features a large military base scheduled to be transformed into a civil airport.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Ianca is twinned with:

Ianca postcard