is a city and municipality in Ialomiţa County
Ialomița is a county of Romania, in Muntenia, with the capital city at Slobozia.-Demographics:In 2002, it had a population of 296,572 and the population density was 67/km²....
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, with a population of 34,076. It is located in the Bărăgan plain, on the Borcea
Borcea is a commune in Călăraşi County, Romania. It is composed of two villages, Borcea and Pietroiu. It has the biggest population among all communes in the county, and it is situated on the west bank of the Borcea River ....
branch of the Danube
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. Feteşti has the second largest population in Ialomiţa, after Slobozia
Slobozia is the capital city of Ialomiţa County, Romania, with a population of 52,710 in 2002.-Geography:Slobozia lies roughly in the middle of the county, on the banks of Ialomita River, at ca. east of Bucharest and west of Constanţa, important port at the Black Sea...
In 1895, the King Carol I railway Bridge
The Anghel Saligny Bridge was built between 1890 and 1895 in Romania over the Danube and Borcea branch of the Danube, and when it was completed it then became the longest bridge in Europe and the third longest in the world...
was built across the Danube to Cernavodă
Cernavodă is a town in Constanţa County, Dobrogea, Romania with a population of 20,514.The town's name is derived from the Slavic černa voda , meaning "black water". This name is regarded by some scholars as a calque of the earlier Thracian name Axíopa, from IE *n.ksei "dark" and upā "water"...
. A newer one was built in the 1980s as part of the Bucharest
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Constanța is the oldest extant city in Romania, 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....
The settlement of Feteşti was first mentioned in the year 1528, in a document released by the ruler of Wallachia
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, Radu of Afumaţi
. In 1868 Feteşti became a commune
A commune is the lowest level of administrative subdivision in Romania. There are 2686 communes in Romania. The commune is the rural subdivision of a county .There is no clear restriction on the population of a commune, even though when a commune...
, in 1934 a city
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, and 61 years later, in 1995, it achieved the status of municipality
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. In the course of time, Feteşti has evolved from a commercial village to a very important crossroads and industrial center, vital to the Romanian economy.
The city is composed of four neighbourhoods: Feteşti-Oraş, Feteşti-Gară, Buliga and Vlaşca; formally, the last three are separate villages. Feteşti-Gară has a population of over 20,000 inhabitants, and it is considered to be the center of Feteşti.
There are 7 schools and 3 high-schools in the city. The "Carol I" high-school is the best in the Feteşti-Ţăndărei
Ţăndărei is a town in Ialomiţa County, Romania, with a population of 12,000. It is located on the Bărăgan Plain and it is crossed by the Ialomiţa River. It was declared a town in 1968....
area, and one of the best in the county.