Cerna, Tulcea

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The Priopcea Pass near Cerna village.
The Priopcea Pass near Cerna village.
Location of Cerna
Location of Cerna
Coordinates: 45°05′N 28°19′E / 45.083°N 28.317°E / 45.083; 28.317Coordinates: 45°05′N 28°19′E / 45.083°N 28.317°E / 45.083; 28.317
Country Romania
County Tulcea
Component villages Cerna, General Praporgescu, Mircea Vodă, Traian
 • Mayor Neculae Muşat (National Liberal Party)
 • Total 221.65 km2 (85.58 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 4,227
 • Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Climate Cfa
Website (Romanian)

Cerna is a commune in Tulcea County, Romania. It is composed of four villages: Cerna (Bulgarian: Черна), General Praporgescu, Mircea Vodă (historical name: Acpunar) and Traian.


Situated in a hilly landscape 55 km from the city of Tulcea and 25 km from Măcin, the village of Cerna had at the 2002 Romanian Census a population of 2,427, and together with three smaller villages the population of the entire commune was 4,227. Estimates of the number of Megleno-Romanians in this village vary from 1,200 to 2,000.

In 1940, according to the stipulations of the Treaty of Craiova, the Bulgarian population from Cerna was resettled to Southern Dobruja, mainly to the village of Turcsmil, which was renamed Nova Cherna (New Cerna) in the memory of their former place of origin.

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