Cerchezu

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Cerchezu
Commune
Cerchezu is located in Romania
Cerchezu
Cerchezu
Location of Cerchezu
Coordinates: 43°49′30″N 28°5′53″E / 43.82500°N 28.09806°E / 43.82500; 28.09806
Country  Romania
County Constanța County
Status Commune
Component villages Cerchezu, Căscioarele, Măgura, Viroaga
Government
 • Mayor Ion Constantinescu (Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 72.67 km2 (28.06 sq mi)
Population (2011[1])
 • Total Decrease1,289
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.cjc.ro/Info%20localitati/Localitati/Cerchezu.htm

Cerchezu is a commune in Constanța County, Romania.

The commune includes two villages:

  • Cerchezu (historical name: Cerchezchioi, Turkish: Çerkezköy, German: Tscherkess) - named after the Circassian minority that settled the region
  • Căscioarele (historical name: Mamușlia, Turkish: Mamuşlu, German: Mamuslia)
  • Măgura (historical name: Docuzaci, Turkish: Dokuzağaç )
  • Viroaga (historical name: Calfachioi, Turkish: Kalfaköy )

The territory of the commune also includes the former village of Căciulați (historical name: Cealmagea), nominally merged with Viroaga by the 1968 administrative reform.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2011 census, Cerchezu had 1,287 Romanians (99.84%), 2 others (0.16%). Before World War II the village had a small German minority.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Constanța County at the 2011 census" (PDF) (in Romanian). INSSE. February 2, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 24, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 

Coordinates: 43°49′N 28°06′E / 43.817°N 28.100°E / 43.817; 28.100