Constanta is situated in the south-east of Romania, on the western coast of the Black Sea. At the crossroads of several commercial routes, Constanta is the administrative centre of Constanta County and the largest city in the region. The city has 315,000 inhabitants and the county 763,000.

A short glimpse into the more than 2,500-year-long history of the municipality reveals the following key aspects: In 657 BC, the very first record showed that Constanta was initially a Greek colony on the Black Sea Coast and a major port called Tomis. In 71 BC, it was conquered by the Romans and became the refuge of the Latin poet Ovid. For four centuries, Constanta fell under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, until the Independence War in 1878 when the Dobrudja Region, including Constanta, became part of Romania.

Here are just a few reasons why Constanta is so awesome:

The city has a very large number of minorities. Eighteen minority groups live together in peace and harmony in the Dobrudja region, which entitles our city to be called a multicultural and diverse city.

We are very proud to have our own home-grown champions. Former footballer Gheorghe Hagi and tennis player Simona Halep are valuable ambassadors of Constanta and Romania worldwide.

Constanta port is the largest and deepest harbor at the Black Sea and the Danube and the fourth largest European port, with 140 berths and a Free Zone status for the entire port area. Landmarks in the city include the Tomis Marina, Ovid Square, Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, the Museum of National History and Archaeology, the Tomis Eye, Dolphinarium, a natural reservation and the Casino, which is currently undergoing a major restoration process.

A must-see spot in Constanta is the Pearl of the Romanian seaside: Mamaia resort, the most modern, popular and populated tourist resort of the Romanian Riviera, with hundreds of hotels, restaurants and night clubs. The NEVERSEA festival, held on a beach in Constanta, is a four-day and four-night-long electronic and pop music festival gathering famous DJs like Armin van Buren, Afrojack, Steve Aoki and many others.

The Tomis-Eye, a 36 metres-high panoramic wheel is the latest addition to the entertainment scene from Constanta. It has 26 gondolas, each with a capacity of six people, with a gondola for disabled people and one for VIPs.

Vergil Chițac Mayor
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