Căușeni

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Căușeni
Assumption of Our Lady Church
Flag of Căușeni
Flag
Coat of arms of Căușeni
Coat of arms
Căușeni is located in Moldova
Căușeni
Căușeni
Location within Moldova
Coordinates: 46°38′N 29°24′E / 46.633°N 29.400°E / 46.633; 29.400Coordinates: 46°38′N 29°24′E / 46.633°N 29.400°E / 46.633; 29.400
Country  Moldova
County Căușeni District
Government
 • Mayor Grigorie Repesciuc
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 15,939
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code MD-4300
Area code(s) +373 243
Climate Cfb
Website primaria.causeni.org

Căușeni (Romanian pronunciation: [kə.uˈʃenʲ]; Russian: Каушаны, translit. Kaushany) is a village and the administrative center of Căușeni District, Moldova.

Its population at the 2014 census was 15,939, of which 12,056 Moldovans, 1,119 Romanians, 747 Russians, 545 Ukrainians, 204 Bulgarians, 69 Gagauzians, 12 Gypsies, and 1,187 other/undeclared.[2]

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The 17th century Assumption of Our Lady Church is the oldest surviving building in the town. It is set more than 3 feet (0.91 m) below ground level and preserves the only medieval fresco in the Republic of Moldova. Executed by Walachian painters in a late Byzantine-Romanian style, the interiors feature religious scenes and iconography in vibrant reds, gold, and blues.

At one time it was a vibrant Jewish shtetl. In 1897, 45 percent of the population (1,675) was Jewish, most working in agriculture.[3]

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