Negru Vodă, Constanța

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Negru Vodă
Image from the town center
Image from the town center
Coat of arms of Negru Vodă
Coat of arms
Negru Vodă is located in Romania
Negru Vodă
Negru Vodă
Location of Negru Vodă, Constanța
Coordinates: 43°49′12″N 28°13′12″E / 43.82000°N 28.22000°E / 43.82000; 28.22000Coordinates: 43°49′12″N 28°13′12″E / 43.82000°N 28.22000°E / 43.82000; 28.22000
Country Romania
CountyConstanța County
villagesDarabani, Vâlcele
 • MayorPetre Urziceanu (National Liberal Party[1])
 • Total164 km2 (63 sq mi)
 • TotalDecrease4,933
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Negru Vodă (Romanian pronunciation: [ˌneɡru ˈvodə], historical names: Caraomer, Turkish: Karaömer) is a town in Constanța County, Dobruja, south-eastern Romania. The town is close to the border with Bulgaria and there is a border crossing linking Negru Vodă to the Bulgarian village Kardam.

The name is probably derived from the legendary Radu Negru (also known as Negru Vodă, the "Black Prince"), founder and ruler of Wallachia.

It has an area of 164.9 square kilometres (63.7 sq mi).


The following villages are administered by the town of Negru Vodă:

  • Darabani (historical names: Daulchioi, Turkish: Davulköy)
  • Vâlcele (historical names: Valalî, Turkish: Valalı)

Although still mentioned in the official documents as part of the township, the village of Grăniceru (historical names: Canlî Ciucur, Turkish: Kanlı Çukur), located at 43°47′34″N 28°15′48″E / 43.792845°N 28.263239°E / 43.792845; 28.263239, is currently deserted.[3]


Historical population
1992 5,458—    
2002 5,529+1.3%
2011 4,933−10.8%
Source: Census data

At the 2011 census, Negru Vodă had 4,698 Romanians (95.24%), 160 Roma (3.24%), 43 Turks (0.87%), 28 Tatars (0.57%), 4 others (0.08%).



  1. ^ "Rezultate finale în judeţul Constanţa. Iată care sunt noii primari din judeţ!" (in Romanian). Ziua de Constanța. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Constanța County at the 2011 census" (PDF) (in Romanian). INSSE. February 2, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 24, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  3. ^ (in Romanian) Negru Vodă City Hall, Negru Vodă City Hall - Demographics, accessed on July 11, 2011