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Ungheni is the seventh largest city in Moldova
Moldova
Moldova , officially the Republic of Moldova is a landlocked state in Eastern Europe, located between Romania to the West and Ukraine to the North, East and South. It declared itself an independent state with the same boundaries as the preceding Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1991, as part...

 and, since 2003, the seat of Ungheni District.

There is a bridge across the Prut and a border checkpoint to Romania. There is another border town with the same name in Romania (Ungheni, Iaşi), on the other side of the Prut River.

History


The first historical mention of Ungheni dates to 20 August 1462. A railway between Ungheni and Chişinău
Chisinau
Chișinău is the capital and largest municipality of Moldova. It is also its main industrial and commercial centre and is located in the middle of the country, on the river Bîc...

 was built in 1875 by Russia
Russia
Russia or , officially known as both Russia and the Russian Federation , is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects...

 in preparation for the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878). After WWII
World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

, the rail route through Ungheni became the main connection between Russia and Romania
Romania
Romania is a country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe, on the Lower Danube, within and outside the Carpathian arch, bordering on the Black Sea...

.

Gustave Eiffel bridge


In 1876 after the spring flooding of the river Prut
Prut
The Prut is a long river in Eastern Europe. In part of its course it forms the border between Romania and Moldova.-Overview:...

 the railway bridge that linked Moldova
Moldova
Moldova , officially the Republic of Moldova is a landlocked state in Eastern Europe, located between Romania to the West and Ukraine to the North, East and South. It declared itself an independent state with the same boundaries as the preceding Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1991, as part...

 and Romania
Romania
Romania is a country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe, on the Lower Danube, within and outside the Carpathian arch, bordering on the Black Sea...

 was almost destroyed.
Railway Department invited Gustave Eiffel
Gustave Eiffel
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel was a French structural engineer from the École Centrale Paris, an architect, an entrepreneur and a specialist of metallic structures...

 in Basarabia(Moldova) to redesign and rebuild the bridge.
Nowadays it is still a strategically construction under the supervision of frontier guard.

Media

  • Unghiul
    Unghiul
    Unghiul is a newspaper from Ungheni, the Republic of Moldova, founded by Nicolae Sanduleac.- External links :*...

  • Expresul de Ungheni
    Expresul de Ungheni
    Expresul de Ungheni is a newspaper from Ungheni, the Republic of Moldova, founded by Lucia Bacalu.- External links :* * *...

  • Euronova TV
    Euronova TV
    Euronova TV is a television station in Moldova. Its headquarters are in Ungheni.It provides news of public interest from a number of areas. The television station, Euronova TV, is a member of Euronova Media Group Holding which includes Albasat TV and the radio station Vocea Basarabiei.- External...

  • UNGHENI.TV
  • Radio Chişinău
    Radio Chişinău
    Radio Chişinău is a Romanian language radio station, being the only station of the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company in Moldova. The Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company launched on October 8, 1939 the first radio station ever to broadcast in Chişinău....

     93.8 FM
  • Vocea Basarabiei
    Vocea Basarabiei
    Vocea Basarabiei is a Romanian language radio station in Moldova.- History :Vocea Basarabiei was launched on June 18, 2000, in Nisporeni. The Audiovisual Coordinating Council refused in 2002 and 2003 to register Vocea Basarabiei...

     100.1 FM

Natives

  • Isidore A.L. Diamond
    I. A. L. Diamond
    I.A.L. Diamond was a comedy writer in Hollywood from the 1940s through the 1980s.-Early life:He was born Iţec Domnici in Ungheni, Iaşi County, Bessarabia, Romania, present day Moldova, was referred to as "Iz" in Hollywood, and was known to quip that his initials stood for "Interscholastic Algebra...

     (1920–1988), Jewish American screenwriter (Some Like It Hot
    Some Like It Hot
    Some Like It Hot is an American comedy film, made in 1958 and released in 1959, which was directed by Billy Wilder and starred Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and George Raft. The supporting cast includes Joe E. Brown, Pat O'Brien and Nehemiah Persoff. The film is a remake by Wilder and I....

    )
  • Anatolie Arhire
    Anatolie Arhire
    - External links :* * -References:...

  • Octavian Ţicu
    Octavian Ţicu
    Octavian Ţicu is a historian from the Republic of Moldova and former professional boxer .- Biography :...

  • Anatolie Arhire
    Anatolie Arhire
    - External links :* * -References:...

  • Valentina Naforniţă
    Valentina Naforniţă
    Valentina Naforniţă is a Bucharest based Moldovan soprano opera singer. She is presently best known as the 2011 winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.Valentina Naforniţă was born in Glodeni, Moldova...

    , Winner - BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2011
  • Veronica Kiriak,Israeli Model

Twin towns — Sister cities


Ungheni is twinned
Town twinning
Twin towns and sister cities are two of many terms used to describe the cooperative agreements between towns, cities, and even counties in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.- Terminology :...

 with:
Auce
Auce
-See also:List of cities in Latvia...

, Latvia
Latvia
Latvia , officially the Republic of Latvia , is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by Estonia , to the south by Lithuania , to the east by the Russian Federation , to the southeast by Belarus and shares maritime borders to the west with Sweden...

 Carmel
Carmel
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, Israel
Israel
The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic located in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea...

 Dmitrovsk
Dmitrovsk
Dmitrovsk is a town and the administrative center of Dmitrovsky District of Oryol Oblast, Russia, located on the Obshcheritsa River near its confluence with the Nerussa, southwest of Oryol. Population:...

, Russia
Russia
Russia or , officially known as both Russia and the Russian Federation , is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects...

 Konin
Konin
Konin is a city in central Poland.Konin may also refer to:*Emperor Kōnin , emperor of Japan who reigned 770–781**Kōnin , a Japanese era name for the years 810–824...

, Poland
Poland
Poland , officially the Republic of Poland , is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north...

 Reghin, Romania
Romania
Romania is a country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe, on the Lower Danube, within and outside the Carpathian arch, bordering on the Black Sea...

 Vasilkov, Ukraine
Ukraine
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It has an area of 603,628 km², making it the second largest contiguous country on the European continent, after Russia...

 Winston-Salem, United States
United States
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Media


UNGHENI.TV / First news portal from Ungheni, Moldova