Tulcea is a city in Dobrogea, Romania and administrative center of county of Tulcea. In 2011 it had a population of 73,700 people on a total area of 177.24 km2 (68.43 ml2). Administered by the city is one village, Tudor Vladimirescu.
Tulcea was established in the 7th century B.C. as "Aegyssus", mentioned in documents of Diodorus of Sicily (third century BC). The Romans conquered the city after the fights from 12-15 A.D. and later rebuilt it after their technique, plans and architectural vision. Under Byzantine rule starting with 5th century A.D. Tulcea was abandoned by the first half of 7th century due to Barbarian invasions. The territory of the former settlement fell under the rule of Bulgarian Empire (681-1000; 1185-14th cent.). Inhabitation was restored during the 2nd half of 10th century, because the Byzantines erected a fortress on the site after reconquering the area. In 1064 the fortress was destroyed by an attack of Uzes, but some inhabitation continued. Around 1420 the Ottoman rule was imposed, and lasted for the following 4 centuries.
Tulcea was first documented under its contemporary name in 1506, in the records of the Ottoman customs, and described as "important centre for the transit trade". In 1848, it was a small shipyard city, which in 1860 was awarded city status and became a province capital. The Times of London noted in 1853 that "Toultcha" was "the last fortified place held by the Turks on the Danube, and which has a garrison of 1,200 men."
Along with Northern Dobruja, in 1878 Tulcea was awarded to Romania. During World War I, between 1916-1918, it was occupied by the Central Powers.
Nowadays, Tulcea is the site of a music competition named "George Georgescu Contest", created by teachers at Tulcea Arts High School and held each year since 1992. It honors the conductor George Georgescu (1887–1964) who was born in Tulcea county.
Highlights: Mosque, Museums, Constanta
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Port Tulcea cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Tulcea, Romania. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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