Curcani

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For the village in Constanța County, see Cobadin.
Curcani
Location of Curcani, Călărași
Location of Curcani, Călărași
Country  Romania
County Călărași County
First attested 24 September 1878
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Curcani is a commune in Călărași County, Romania. It is composed of two villages, Curcani and Sălcioara.

At the 2002 census, there were 5233 inhabitants. Of these, 65.8% were ethnic Romanians and 34.1% Roma; 99.6% were Romanian Orthodox.

The commune's name, meaning "turkeys", was bestowed in the aftermath of the Romanian War of Independence, and refers to a nickname given to Dorobanț troops.[1]

Coordinates: 44°12′N 26°35′E / 44.200°N 26.583°E / 44.200; 26.583


References[edit]

  1. ^ (Romanian) Ioan Birghila, Monografia Comunei Curcani, at the Curcani Town Hall site; accessed April 20, 2013