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Comrat

Comrat
Komrat
City
Skyline of Comrat
Flag of Comrat
Flag
Official seal of Comrat
Seal
Comrat is located in Găgăuzia
Comrat
Location of Comrat in Moldova
Comrat is located in Găgăuzia
Comrat
Location of Comrat in the autonomous region of Gagauzia
Coordinates:
Country Moldova
Autonomous Region Gagauzia
Founded 1789
Government
 • Mayor Victor Volcov[1]
Area
 • Total 16,4 km2 (63 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 26,000
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
Website http://comrat.md

Comrat (Romanian pronunciation: ; Gagauz: Komrat, Romanian: Comrat, Russian: Комрат) is a city in Moldova and the capital of the autonomous region of Gagauzia. It is located at , in the south of the country, on the Ialpug River. In 2004, Comrat's population was 23,429, of which the vast majority are Gagauzians.

The name is of Turkic and Nogai origin.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Population 2
  • Economy 3
  • Wineries 4
  • Sights 5
  • Notable people 6
  • International relations 7
    • Twin towns — Sister cities 7.1
  • Geography 8
    • Climate 8.1
  • Gallery 9
  • References 10

History

The first seal of Comrat (1932—2005)

Comrat began to be settled in 1789, and received town privileges in 1957. During the time when the town was part of Moldavian SSR, Comrat's industry was geared toward the production of butter, wine, and rugs, the latter ornated with Moldavian motifs. The Comrat State University was established in 2002.

Population

  • 1989: 25,800 (official census)[2]
  • 1991: 27,500 (estimate)
  • 1996: 27,400 (estimate)
  • 2004: 23,429 (official census)
  • 2006: 22,369 (estimate)
  • 2011: 24,135 (estimate)

Economy

A city with extreme poverty, Comrat is situated in the southern wine zone of Moldova. It is known for production of red wines and muscats. In Comrat and its suburbs there are about 10 wine factories.

Food production is very developed in the city. Comrat is a home for food processing factories, alcohol production, and an oil processing plant (the first and only one in Moldova).

There is also such economic agents as a ferro-concrete factory, furniture productions, wood processing, production of plastic windows and doors, cattle butcheries, and transport companies.

Wineries

Comrat Wines - the oldest winery located in the south of Republic of Moldova.

Aur-Vin is a Moldovan wine producer from Comrat. This factory takes part of the Moldovan wine producer Dionis Club.

Sights

  • Cathedral of Saint John Baptist, built in 1820
  • Museum of local history
  • Museum of Gagauz culture, located in the suburb of Beşalma
  • Gagauzian art gallery
  • Turkish library by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  • Alley of Gagauzian Glory
  • Memorial dedicated to defenders of Comrat (sculptor: Dubinovskiy)
  • Monument Dedicated to troops suffered in Afghanistan (sculptor: Afanasiy Dmitrievich Karacoban)
  • Monument of Vladimir Lenin
  • Monument of military tank
  • Monument to victims of Stalinist repressions.

Notable people

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Comrat is twinned with:

Geography

Climate

Comrat has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb), characterized by warm, dry summers and snowy, cold winters. Winter temperatures are often below 0 °C (32 °F). In summer, the average maximum temperature is approximately 25 °C (77 °F). The average precipitation is relatively low.

Climate data for Comrat
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 0.7
(33.3)
2.2
(36)
7.6
(45.7)
15.8
(60.4)
21.8
(71.2)
25.2
(77.4)
27.1
(80.8)
26.9
(80.4)
22.7
(72.9)
16.0
(60.8)
8.6
(47.5)
3.4
(38.1)
14.83
(58.71)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.5
(27.5)
−1.0
(30.2)
3.6
(38.5)
10.7
(51.3)
16.4
(61.5)
19.8
(67.6)
21.5
(70.7)
21.1
(70)
16.9
(62.4)
10.9
(51.6)
5.0
(41)
0.4
(32.7)
10.23
(50.42)
Average low °C (°F) −5.7
(21.7)
−4.1
(24.6)
−0.3
(31.5)
5.6
(42.1)
11.1
(52)
14.5
(58.1)
16.0
(60.8)
15.3
(59.5)
11.2
(52.2)
5.9
(42.6)
1.5
(34.7)
−2.5
(27.5)
5.71
(42.28)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 31
(1.22)
35
(1.38)
30
(1.18)
39
(1.54)
51
(2.01)
71
(2.8)
60
(2.36)
44
(1.73)
44
(1.73)
26
(1.02)
34
(1.34)
35
(1.38)
500
(19.69)
Source: Climate-data.org[4]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ Açik TV. "Viktor Volkov will perform the duties of the mayor of Comrat"
  2. ^ World Gazetteer. "Comrat". Accessed September 22, 2006.
  3. ^ http://comrat.md/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29&Itemid=116
  4. ^ "Climate: Comrat". Climate-data.org. 
  • www.comrat.md Official site
  • Komrat Stadium in www.divizianationala.com


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