Gheorghe Doja, Ialomița

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Gheorghe Doja
Commune
Gheorghe Doja is located in Romania
Gheorghe Doja
Gheorghe Doja
Location of Gheorghe Doja, Ialomiţa
Coordinates: 44°37′0″N 27°11′7″E / 44.61667°N 27.18528°E / 44.61667; 27.18528Coordinates: 44°37′0″N 27°11′7″E / 44.61667°N 27.18528°E / 44.61667; 27.18528
Country  Romania
County Ialomița County
Status Commune
Government
 • Mayor Mihai Ion (National Liberal Party)
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 2,854
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Gheorghe Doja (colloquially known as Doja) is a commune in Ialomița County, Romania, 20 km away from Slobozia and 110 km from Bucharest. It is composed of a single village, Gheorghe Doja.

The village is located in the Bărăgan, in the Siman Valley (Valea lui Siman). Initially, the settlement was named Valea lui Siman, and, later, Principesa Elena (after Princess Elena of Romania). The village was later renamed to Gheorghe Doja, after György Dózsa, a Székely from Transylvania who led a peasants' revolt against the Hungarian landed nobility in 1514.

There are two natural sites nearby: the Fundata lake, and the Ialomița River.

The main occupation of the villagers is agriculture. In this village, the people cultivate watermelons (pepeni) which they sell throughout the country.

The village is near the European route E60 and 50 km away from A2 Romania highway.

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  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002; retrieved on August 2, 2010