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Municipal Library
Municipal Library
Coat of arms of Tecuci
Coat of arms
Country  Romania
County Galaţi County
Status Municipality
 • Mayor Daniel-Gerhardt Țuchel (PNL)
Population (2011 census[1])
 • Total 34,871
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Climate Cfb

Tecuci (Romanian pronunciation: [teˈkut͡ʃʲ]) is a city in Galați County, Romania, in the historical region of Western Moldavia. It is situated among wooded hills, on the right bank of the Bârlad River, and at the junction of railways from Galaţi, Bârlad and Mărășești.


The area neighboring Tecuci was the scene of a fierce 1476 battle between Moldavian Prince Stephen the Great and the Ottomans.[2]

Under the Romanian Kingdom, it was the residence of the now-defunct Tecuci County.[2]


The city was famous for its canned food factories, which preserve vegetables, fruit and meat, as well as for its mustard factories.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1900 13,401 —    
1912 14,927 +11.4%
1930 17,172 +15.0%
1948 20,292 +18.2%
1956 23,400 +15.3%
1966 28,454 +21.6%
1977 36,143 +27.0%
1992 46,825 +29.6%
2002 42,012 −10.3%
2011 34,871 −17.0%
Source: Census data

As of October 30, 2011, 34,871 inhabitants live within the city limits.[1]




  1. ^ a b (Romanian) Populaţia stabilă după etnie - judeţe, municipii, oraşe, comune, National Institute of Statistics; accessed April 15, 2014
  2. ^ a b Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Tecuci". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.