Murighiol

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Murighiol
Commune
Location of Murighiol
Location of Murighiol
Coordinates: 45°02′N 29°10′E / 45.033°N 29.167°E / 45.033; 29.167Coordinates: 45°02′N 29°10′E / 45.033°N 29.167°E / 45.033; 29.167
Country Romania
County Tulcea
Component villages Colina, Dunavăţu de Jos, Dunavăţu de Sus, Murighiol, Plopul, Sarinasuf, Uzlina
Government
 • Mayor Filip Ivanov (since 2004) (PD)
Area
 • Total 804.49 km2 (310.62 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,164
 • Density 3.9/km2 (10/sq mi)
Postal code 827150
Website http://www.cjtulcea.ro/judet/murighiol.html (Romanian)

Murighiol (Independenţa from 1983 to 1996) is a commune in Tulcea County, Dobruja, Romania. It is composed of seven villаges:

  • Murighiol
  • Plopul (formerly Beibudzac)
  • Colina (Russian: Калина)
  • Dunavăţu de Jos (Russian: Долни Дунавец)
  • Dunavăţu de Sus (Russian: Горни Дунавец)
  • Sarinasuf
  • Uzlina

At the 2011 census, 94.6% of the inhabitants were Romanians, 4.5% Ukrainians and 0.4% Turks.

The commune's name is of Turkish origin: moru ("violet") and göl ("lake") compounded to mean "violet lake".[1]

The archaeological site of Halmyris is located near the village of Murighiol- Halmyris was a Roman legionary fort from the 1st-4th centuries CE. It is currently under excavation by Dr. Mihail Zahariade and Dr. John Karavas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Limba română, p.264. Institutul de Lingvistică din București, 1978