Sulina (Romania)

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Region
Europe Rivers

Local Time
01:27 24 Jul 2017

Coordinates
45.16739 N, 29.66642 E

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Sulina is a free port and port town located in Tulcea County, Romania. The town/city covers a total area of approx 329,56 km2 (127,24 ml2) and has a population of around 3,540 people (2011 census).

  • Sulina lies at the mouth of Sulina branch of River Danube. Sulina is Romania's easternmost point.
  • During the mid-Byzantine period the town of Sulina was a tiny cove and during the 14th century a Genoese port that was inhabited by a handful of fishermen, sailors and pirates.
  • In 18th century the Ottomans constructed a lighthouse in order to accommodate communication between the Danubian Principalities and Constantinople (Istanbul).
  • Due to the signing of Treaty of Adrianoupolis (Edirne) on September 2, 1829, which unfettered Danube grain trade, port Sulina, by then under control of Russia, became important. 
  • Greater development occurred after the signing of Treaty of Paris in 1856, which ended Crimean War. One of treaty’s terms determined the establishment of the Danube European Committee (C.E.D.), which would conduct infrastructure works on the river's mouth in order to make it floatable for bigger ships as well. 
  • Russo-Ottoman war (1877-1878) led to many changes. The city was put under Russian control but after the signing of Berlin Treaty was annexed to Romania.
  • Sights of interest in the city include The Church "Sf. Nicolae", The Lighthouse of the European Commission of the Danube, The Cemetery. Worth seeing are the waters of Danube, which flow into Black Sea, form the biggest and best preserved European delta.
  • The Danube delta hosts more than 300 species of birds and 45 freshwater fish species in numerous marshes and lakes.

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