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
CountyConstanța County
StatusCommune
Component villagesCerchezu, Căscioarele, Măgura, Viroaga
Government
 • MayorIon Constantinescu (Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total72.67 km2 (28.06 sq mi)
Population
 (2011[1])
 • TotalDecrease1,289
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitehttp://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 commune had a small German minority.[2]

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.
  2. ^ "Negrii, nemţii şi turcul salvator" (in Romanian). Jurnalul.ro. 22 August 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2018.

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