Casimcea

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Casimcea
Commune
Location of Casimcea
Location of Casimcea
Casimcea is located in Romania
Casimcea
Casimcea
Location of Casimcea
Coordinates: 44°44′N 28°22′E / 44.733°N 28.367°E / 44.733; 28.367Coordinates: 44°44′N 28°22′E / 44.733°N 28.367°E / 44.733; 28.367
Country Romania
County Tulcea
Component villages Casimcea, Cișmeaua Nouă, Corugea, Haidar, Rahman, Războieni
Government
 • Mayor Gheorghe Tilincă (since 2004)
Area
 • Total 204.47 km2 (78.95 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 3,385
 • Density 17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Climate Cfb
Website http://primaria-casimcea.ro

Casimcea is a commune in Tulcea County, Romania. It is composed of seven villages: Casimcea, Cișmeaua Nouă (historical name: Ramazanchioi), Corugea, Haidar, Rahman and Războieni (historical name: Alifacâ).

The commune also included the village of Stânca (historical name: Mahomencea), located at 44°45′00″N 28°17′00″E / 44.75°N 28.2833°E / 44.75; 28.2833, which is currently deserted.

The name of the commune is of Turkish origin, being derived from the word Kasım, itself from the Arabic Qasim, "one who distributes". The suffix "cea" is a Romanianization of the Turkish -ça.[1]

Famous residents[edit]

  • Ion Jalea (1887 - 1983), sculptor, academician

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laura-Diana Cizer, Toponimia județului Tulcea, p.142. Editura Lumen, 2012, ISBN 9731663096.

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