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Coat of arms of Vulcănești
Coat of arms
Vulcănești is located in Găgăuzia
Location of Vulcănești in Moldova
Coordinates: 45°41′00″N 28°24′10″E / 45.68333°N 28.40278°E / 45.68333; 28.40278Coordinates: 45°41′00″N 28°24′10″E / 45.68333°N 28.40278°E / 45.68333; 28.40278
Country Moldova
Autonomous Region Gagauzia
 • Mayor Vasil Shishku
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 12,185
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
Climate Cfa

Vulcănești (Romanian pronunciation: [vulkəˈneʃtʲ]; Gagauz: Valkaneş) is a town in Gagauzia, Moldova. The Vulcănești area is the southern exclave of Gagauzia surrounded by the Cahul District (Moldova) and Odessa Region (Ukraine).

One village-rail station also named Vulcănești, is administered by the city.

It was the site of an archaeological investigation, which found a Neolithic sculpture that echoes Rodin's The Thinker.[2][3]


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  1. ^ Results of Population and Housing Census in the Republic of Moldova in 2014: "Characteristics - Population (population by communes, religion, citizenship)" (XLS). National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova. 2017. Retrieved 2017-05-01. 
  2. ^ Gimbutas, Marija. "The 'Sorrowful God'". The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe 6500-3500 B.C. Myths and Cult Images. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. pp. 230–234. ISBN 0-520-04655-2. 
  3. ^ Passek, T.S.; Gerasimov, M.M. (1967). "Novaja statuetka iz Vulkaneshty". KSIIMK Archaeological Museum of the Institute of History of the Moldavian Socialist Republic. 111: 38–41.