Poarta Albă

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Poarta Albă
Poarta Albă is located in Romania
Poarta Albă
Poarta Albă
Location of Poarta Albă
Coordinates: 44°13′0″N 28°24′0″E / 44.21667°N 28.40000°E / 44.21667; 28.40000Coordinates: 44°13′0″N 28°24′0″E / 44.21667°N 28.40000°E / 44.21667; 28.40000
Country Romania
CountyConstanța County
Component villagesPoarta Albă, Nazarcea
 • MayorVasile Delicoti (National Liberal Party[1])
 • Total65.53 km2 (25.30 sq mi)
 • TotalIncrease4,956
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Poarta Albă (literally in Romanian: White Gate) is a commune in Constanța County, Romania. It has a population of 4,790, according to the 2002 census, of which 97% Romanians and most of the rest Turks and Tatars. The commune is a port on the Danube-Black Sea Canal.

In the early 1950s, a prison camp operated at Poarta Albă, part of a chain of forced labor camps set up along the length of the Canal by the communist authorities. Some 12,000 prisoners were held at the Poarta Albă camp. Many perished due to the harsh working conditions.


The following villages are included in the Poarta Albă commune:

  • Poarta Albă (historical name: Alakap, Turkish: Alakapı)
  • Nazarcea (historical name: Galeşu between 1930 and 1964, Turkish: Nazarça)


At the 2011 census, Poarta Albă had 4,792 Romanians (96.69%), 4 Hungarians (0.08%), 35 Roma (0.71%), 53 Turks (1.07%), 55 Tatars (1.11%), 5 Lipovans (0.10%), 5 others (0.10%), 7 with undeclared ethnicity (0.14%).[2]


  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. ^ a b "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.

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