Dorohoi town hall
Location in Botoșani County
|• Mayor||Dorin Alexandrescu (PSD)|
|Area||60.39 km2 (23.32 sq mi)|
|• Density||400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)|
Dorohoi used to be a market for the timber and farm produce of the north Moldavian highlands; merchants from the neighboring states flocked to its great fair, held on the June 12. The settlement is first mentioned in documents from 1408, where a treaty was signed between Moldavian voievode, Alexandru cel Bun, and the King of Poland and Hungary.
Dorohoi used to be the capital of Dorohoi County, but was degraded to a municipality when Romania lost Northern Bukovina to the Soviet Union. On July 1, 1940, units of the Romanian Army attacked local Jews in a pogrom. These military actions against the Jews were not endorsed by the Romanian Government. When the conspiracy against the Jews was discovered by the military command, troops were sent to end the abuse.
2010 Romanian floods
The northeastern town of Dorohoi witnessed deaths during the night of June 28–29 as floods rose to just over 1 metre/3.3 feet in some places. Several roads into Dorohoi remained either washed away or under water. The heavy rain that had been falling for close to a week had forecasters warning that it would continue in northeast Romania. The unusually heavy rain killed 6 people, most in the town of Dorohoi on the 29th.
|Source: Census data|
According to the census from 2011 there was a total population of 22,600 people living in this city. Of this population, 98.13% are ethnic Romanians, 1.54% ethnic Romani, 0.07% ethnic Jews and 0.02% ethnic Ukrainians.
Jews of Dorohoi
- There were 600 Jewish families in Dorohoi in 1803.
- 3,031 people in 1859 (roughly half of the population)
- 6,804 in 1899 (more than half of the population)
- 5,800 in 1930s.
The Jewish population actually increased after the Holocaust as a result of refugees settling there. In 1947, there were 7,600 Jews living in Dorohoi. Following the establishment of Israel, the Jewish population of the Dorohoi steadily decreased. In 1956, there were 2,753 Jews. In 1966, there were 1,013. By 2000, there were only 49 Jews left in Dorohoi.
- Benjamin Abrams, businessman
- Ion Călugăru, novelist
- Demétre Chiparus, sculptor
- Dan Condurache, film actor
- Octavian Cotescu, actor
- Maurice Hartt, politician
- Vasile Hutopilă, painter
- Theodor V. Ionescu, physicist
- Alexandre Istrati, painter
- Gheorghe Liliac, footballer
- Alexandru Mavrodi journalist
- Gheorghe Nichita, politician
- Marcel Olinescu, engraver
- Dan Pița, film director and screenwriter
- Păstorel Teodoreanu, humorist and poet
A little to the Eastern outer limits of the city, on the way to Broscăuți, tourists may find Saint Nicholas Church, an edifice built by Ștefan cel Mare in 1495. Exorcisms have been officiated here until the late 2000s.
The city administers three villages: Dealu Mare, Loturi Enescu and Progresul.
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