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Pecineaga is located in Romania
Location of Pecineaga
Coordinates: 43°53′43″N 28°29′58″E / 43.89528°N 28.49944°E / 43.89528; 28.49944Coordinates: 43°53′43″N 28°29′58″E / 43.89528°N 28.49944°E / 43.89528; 28.49944
Country  Romania
County Constanța County
Status Commune
Component villages Pecineaga, Vânători
 • Mayor Niculae Stan[1] (National Union for the Progress of Romania)
Population (2011[2])
 • Total Increase3,088
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 907235 (Pecineaga), 907236 (Vânători)

Pecineaga is a commune in Constanța County, Romania. To the southeast of the commune lies the city of Mangalia.


The commune includes two villages:

  • Pecineaga (Turkish: Pecenek, old names: Gherengic until 1923, Turkish: Gerencik; I.G. Duca between 1933 and 1940)[3]
  • Vânători (historical names: Haidarchioi; Turkish: Aşçılar).


According to the 2002 census, it has a population 3,063, of which 97% are Romanians and the rest mostly Turks and Tatars. At the 2011 census, Pecineaga had 2,959 Romanians (95.82%), 10 Roma (0.32%), 77 Turks (2.49%), 36 Tatars (1.17%), 6 others (0.19%).[2]


It was named after the Pechenegs, a Turkic semi-nomadic people which settled in this place in the 10th/11th century. When founded, the village bore the name Gerencik. It was colonized successively by Crimean Tatars (1857), Transylvanian shepherds (mocani) (after 1878), ploughers from Brăila County (1885) and Râmnicu Sărat. From 1933 until 1940 the village was named Ion Gheorghe Duca, after the prime minister assassinated in 1933 by an Iron Guard death squad.


  1. ^ "Luptă strânsă pentru Consiliul Judeţean Constanţa între PSD şi PNL. Noua garnitură de primari" (in Romanian). Ziua de Constanța. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Constanța County at the 2011 census" (PDF) (in Romanian). INSSE. February 2, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ (Romanian) Pecineaga Town Hall, History of Pecineaga, accessed on May 16, 2012