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Călărași, Moldova

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Subject: List of cities in Moldova, Vadul lui Vodă, Cahul, Călărași District, 1432 establishments
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Călărași, Moldova

Călărași () is a town in Moldova, founded 1848.

Long ago, the word "călărași" meant "horsemen" (today the word is "cǎlăreți"). The name of Călărași was inspired by a legend which tells that once, when Stephen III of Moldavia fought the Ottomans, he ordered a regiment of horsemen to stand guard. They fought the Ottomans, sacrificed themselves and, finally, won the battle.

The city is the administrative center of Călăraşi District; it also administers one village, Oricova.

International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities


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