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For the village in Nisporeni district, see Cioreşti.

Vulcăneşti (Romanian pronunciation: [vulkəˈneʃtʲ]) is a town in Gagauzia, Moldova. Vulcanesti is the southern enclave of Gagauzia surrounded by the Cahul District (Moldova) and Odessa Region (Ukraine).

One village is administered by the city of Vulcăneşti station.

It was the site of an archaeological investigation, which found a Neolithic sculpture that echoes Rodin's The Thinker.[1][2]


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  1. ^ Gimbutas, Marija. "The 'Sorrowful God'". The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe 6500-3500 B.C. Myths and Cult Images. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. pp. 230–234. ISBN 0-520-04655-2. 
  2. ^ Passek, T.S.; Gerasimov, M.M. (1967). "Novaja statuetka iz Vulkaneshty". KSIIMK Archaeological Museum of the Institute of History of the Moldavian Socialist Republic 111: 38–41. 

Coordinates: 46°18′00″N 28°39′26″E / 46.3°N 28.6572°E / 46.3; 28.6572