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Commune and village
The Port of Giurgiulești
Giurgiulești is located in Cahul
Location of village within Moldova
Giurgiulești is located in Moldova
Giurgiulești (Moldova)
Coordinates: 45°29′N 28°12′E / 45.483°N 28.200°E / 45.483; 28.200Coordinates: 45°29′N 28°12′E / 45.483°N 28.200°E / 45.483; 28.200
Country Moldova
DistrictCahul District
 • mayorTatiana Galateanu[1]
 • Total2,866
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Giurgiulești is a commune in the Cahul District of Moldova. It is also a border crossing point to Romania, located 10 km (6.2 mi) from Galați.


The locality is in the southernmost point of Moldova, at the confluence of the river Prut with the Danube, on the border with Romania and Ukraine. The commune consists of one village, Giurgiulești.


Moldova has access to the Danube for only about 480 metres (1,570 ft). The Port of Giurgiulești is the only Moldovan port on the Danube. The building of an oil terminal started there in 1996, and was finished in 2006. As of 2015 there were no facilities in Giurgiulești for travellers or visiting crew members.[1]

The future international airport of the Lower Danube metropolitan area is located just 25 km (16 mi) from Giurgiulești.


The commune has a population of 3,074. At the 2014 census, Giugiulești had a population of 2,866, of which 2,434 (84.9%) are Moldovans, 382 (13.33%) Romanians and 50 (2%) others (15 Ukrainians, 7 Gagauz, 7 Russians, etc.).[3]

At the 1930 census, the village had a population of 1,944, of which 1,914 (98.5%) were Romanians and 30 (1.5%) others (4 Russians, 6 Gagauzians, 8 Bulgarians, 9 Gypsies, 1 Hungarian, and 2 Greeks). At the time, it was part of Plasa Reni of Ismail County.

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  1. ^ a b Kit Gillet (2 September 2015). "Time-Worn Village in Moldova Springs Back to Life, Thanks to Port". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 September 2015. Giurgiulesti still lacks the accommodation, bars and other offerings that those who come ashore at the port would look for.
  2. ^ Results of Population and Housing Census in the Republic of Moldova in 2014: "Characteristics - Population (population by communes, religion, citizenship)" (XLS). National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova. 2017. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  3. ^ 2004 Census – Demographic, national, language and cultural characteristics at National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova

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