Corbu, Constanța

Corbu is a commune in Constanța County, Romania.

The commune includes three villages:

  • Corbu - established in 1968 from the merger of Corbu de Jos (historical names: Gargalâcul-Mic, Turkish: Aşağı Kargalık) and Corbu de Sus (historical names: Gargalâcul-Mare, Turkish: Yukarı Kargalık)
  • Luminița (historical names: Șahman and Urumbei)
  • Vadu (historical name: Caraharman, Turkish: Karaharman)
Coat of arms of Corbu

Coat of arms
Corbu is located in Romania
Location of Corbu, Constanţa
Coordinates: 44°23′0″N 28°39′0″E / 44.38333°N 28.65000°ECoordinates: 44°23′0″N 28°39′0″E / 44.38333°N 28.65000°E
Country Romania
CountyConstanța County
Component villagesCorbu, Luminița, Vadu
 • MayorMarian Gălbinaşu (National Liberal Party)
 • Total118.04 km2 (45.58 sq mi)
 • TotalIncrease5,431
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)


At the 2011 census, Corbu had 5,396 Romanians (99.36%), 14 Roma (0.26%), 5 Turks (0.09%), 6 Tatars (0.11%), 3 Lipovans (0.06%), 7 others (0.13%).


  1. ^ "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.

Corbu ("raven") may refer to:

Le Corbusier, an architect

Corbu, Donduşeni, a commune in Donduşeni district, MoldovaPlaces in Romania:

Corbu, Constanța, a commune in Constanţa County

Corbu, Harghita, a commune in Harghita County

Corbu, a commune in Olt County, Romania

Corbu, a village in Buzău Commune, Buzău County

Corbu, a village in Glodeanu-Siliștea Commune, Buzău County

Corbu, a village in Teslui Commune, Olt County

Corbu, a village in Lipovăț Commune, Vaslui County

Corbu, a district in Brezoi Town, Vâlcea County

Corbu Nou and Corbu Vechi, villages in Măxineni Commune, Brăila County

List of renamed places in Romania

During the twentieth century, a number of places in Romania had their names changed for various reasons. For instance, Brașov was called Orașul Stalin by the Communist regime in order to pay homage to the Soviet leader. Some of those names were changed back to the original; Brașov regained its old name as Romania's leadership began to develop policies more independent of the Soviet Union. The reason for many Transylvanian name changes was to give a more "Romanian-sounding" name to certain settlements, since in many case the original Romanian name was too close to the Hungarian or German one, from which it was derived from (usually a simple re-writing of the name according to Romanian phonetics).

This list enumerates the changes made from 1921 onwards.

Not included are the names of localities in the Banat, in Transylvania, and in Bukovina that were changed from Hungarian and/or German to Romanian immediately after World War I, the names of localities in Northern Transylvania that were changed back to Hungarian from 1940 to 1944, and those of localities in Greater Romania that today no longer form part of Romania, such as Southern Dobrudja and the Bugeac.

Tourism in Romania

According to National Tourism Statistics 15.7 million domestic and foreign tourists stayed in overnight accommodations in 2018. Of these 2.2 million are recorded as foreign tourists.Romania’s tourism sector had a direct contribution of EUR 5.21 billion to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2018, slightly higher than in 2017, placing Romania on the 32nd place in the world, ahead of Slovakia and Bulgaria, but behind Greece and the Czech Republic. The total tourism sector’s total contribution to Romania’s economy, which also takes into account the investments and spending determined by this sector, was some EUR 15.3 billion in 2018, up by 8.4% compared to 2017.In the first three months of the year 2018, there were 3.12 millions of foreign tourists. Compared to the same 3 months of the previous year, arrivals increased by 10.9% and overnight stays in accommodation establishments increased by 7.1%.The most visited cities are Bucharest, Brașov, Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara, Iași, and Constanța. Natural touristic attractions include the Danube, the Carpathian Mountains, and the Black Sea.


Vadu may refer to several villages in Romania:

Vadu, a village in the commune of Corbu, Constanța

Vadu, a village in the commune of Sântămăria-Orlea, Hunedoara County

Vadu, a village in the commune of Vărgata, Mureş County

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