Călărași, Moldova

This article is about Călărași, Moldova. For other uses, see Călărași (disambiguation).

Călărași railway station

Location within Moldova

Coordinates: 47°15′N 28°18′E / 47.250°N 28.300°E / 47.250; 28.300
Country  Moldova
County Călărași District
  Mayor Rusu Valeriu
Population (2012)
  Total 16,400
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Climate Dfb

Călărași (Romanian pronunciation: [kələˈraʃʲ]) is a town in Moldova, founded 1848.

Long ago, the word "călărași" meant "horsemen" (today the word is "cǎlăreți"). The name of Călărași was inspired by a legend which tells that once, when Stephen III of Moldavia fought the Ottomans, he ordered a regiment of horsemen to stand guard. They fought the Ottomans, sacrificed themselves and, finally, won the battle.

The city is the administrative center of Călărași District; it also administers one village, Oricova.

International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Călărași is twinned with:


    Coordinates: 47°15′N 28°18′E / 47.250°N 28.300°E / 47.250; 28.300

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