The Constanța metropolitan area, is a metropolitan area, established in 2007, that includes the municipality of Constanța, the towns of Năvodari, Ovidiu, Eforie, Murfatlar, Techirghiol and 8 communes: Mihail Kogălniceanu, Cumpăna, Valu lui Traian, Lumina, Tuzla, Agigea, Corbu and Poarta Albă. It has a population of 425,916, in an area consisting of 16% of Constanța County.
Such administrative arrangement existed in an approximative similarity before 1989, when Constanța Municipality also included the city of Mangalia and the communes 23 August and Limanu, together with all the summer resorts located between 23 August and Mangalia (the so-called "Mangalia Nord" resorts area).
However this administrative reform exists only on paper, nothing being done so far to put this decision into practice (e.g. unified local administration and transportation).
Constanța metropolitan area
|Cities||Năvodari, Ovidiu, Eforie, Murfatlar, Techirghiol|
|Other localities||Mihail Kogălniceanu, Cumpăna, Valu lui Traian, Lumina, Tuzla, Agigea, Corbu, Poarta Albă|
|• Total||1,013.5 km2 (391.3 sq mi)|
|• Density||420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Area code(s)||+40 x412|
|1w, x, y, and z are digits that indicate the street, part of the street, or even the building of the address|
2x is a digit indicating the operator: 2 for the former national operator, Romtelecom, and 3 for the other ground telephone networks
Constanța (Romanian pronunciation: [konˈstant͡sa] (listen); Greek: Κωνστάντζα or Κωνστάντια, Konstantia, Bulgarian: Кюстенджа or Констанца, Turkish: Köstence), historically known as Tomis (Ancient Greek: Τόμις), is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Romania. It was founded around 600 BC. The city is located in the Dobruja region of Romania, on the Black Sea coast. It is the capital of Constanța County and the largest city in the region.
As of the 2011 census, Constanța has a population of 283,872, making it the fifth most populous city in Romania. The Constanța metropolitan area includes 14 localities within 30 km (19 mi) of the city, and with a total population of 425,916 inhabitants, it is one of the largest metropolitan areas in Romania.
The Port of Constanța has an area of 39.26 km2 (15.16 sq mi) and a length of about 30 km (19 mi). It is the largest port on the Black Sea, and one of the largest ports in Europe.Metropolitan areas in Romania
There are 10 metropolitan areas in Romania that have been constituted as of 2013.Nicolae Nemirschi
Nicolae Nemirschi (born March 9, 1959) is a Romanian engineer and politician. A member of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), he was Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development in the Emil Boc cabinet from 2008 to 2009.
He is married and has two children.