Vulcănești

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For the village in Nisporeni district, see Ciorești.
Vulcănești
Valkaneş
VulcăneștiValkaneş is located in Găgăuzia
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Location of Vulcănești in Moldova
VulcăneștiValkaneş is located in Găgăuzia
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Location of Vulcănești in the autonomous region of Gagauzia
Coordinates: 45°41′00″N 28°24′10″E / 45.68333°N 28.40278°E / 45.68333; 28.40278Coordinates: 45°41′00″N 28°24′10″E / 45.68333°N 28.40278°E / 45.68333; 28.40278
Country Moldova
Autonomous Region Gagauzia
Government
 • Mayor Vasil Shishku
Population (2010)
 • Total 22 000
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Vulcănești (Romanian pronunciation: [vulkəˈneʃtʲ]; Gagauz: Valkaneş) 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 Vulcănești 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.