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Coat of arms of Ianca
Coat of arms
Location of Ianca
Location of Ianca
Coordinates: 45°8′6″N 27°28′29″E / 45.13500°N 27.47472°E / 45.13500; 27.47472Coordinates: 45°8′6″N 27°28′29″E / 45.13500°N 27.47472°E / 45.13500; 27.47472
Country  Romania
County Brăila County
Status Town
 • Mayor Fănel George Chiriță (Social Democratic Party)
 • Total 186.14 km2 (71.87 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 12,886
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Website http://www.primaria-ianca.ro/

Ianca (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈjaŋka]) is a town in Brăila County, Romania. At the 2002 census, the town had a population of 12,886 people, making it Brăila County's second-largest urban locality.


Historical population
1992 11,736—    
2002 12,886+9.8%
2011 10,049−22.0%
Source: Census data

The first mention of the town dates to 1834.


The town's area is 186 km², of which 10.9 km² have the status of residential area. The town administers six villages: Berlești, Gara Ianca, Oprișenești, Perișoru, Plopu and Târlele Filiu. It also features a large military base scheduled to be transformed into a civil airport.

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Ianca is twinned with:

Ianca postcard