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Galaţi

county seat in Galați County, Romania

Galaţi (pronounced [gaˈlaʦʲ], Turkish: Kalas; German: Galatz; Polish: Gałacz) is a city in the eastern part of Romania, in the historical region of Moldavia. It is the capital city of Galaţi County.

Galaţi
Galati - zona portului vechi.jpg
Coat of arms of Galaţi
Coat of arms
Location of Galaţi
Location of Galaţi
Coordinates: Coordinates: 45°25′24″N 28°2′33″E / 45.42333°N 28.04250°E / 45.42333; 28.04250
Country Romania
CountyGalaţi County
StatusCounty capital
 • Mayor leader_name = Dumitru Nicolae(Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • City246.3 km2 (95.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)
 • City298,861
 • Density1,213/km2 (3,140/sq mi)
 • Metro
600,000
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitehttp://www.primaria.galati.ro/
Galaţi and surroundings

It lies on the west bank of the Danube River, near Moldova and Ukraine.

As of 2016, about 304,000 people were living in Galaţi.

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