Ovidiu

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Ovidiu
Town
Ovidiu mosque
Ovidiu mosque
Coat of arms of Ovidiu
Coat of arms
Ovidiu is located in Romania
Ovidiu
Ovidiu
Location of Ovidiu
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Country  Romania
Status Town
Component villages Poiana, Culmea
Government
 • Mayor George Scupra[1] (Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 82.63 km2 (31.90 sq mi)
Population (2011[2])
 • Total Decrease12,342
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.primariaovidiu.ro/
For the Romanian given name and people named Ovidiu see Ovidiu (name).

Ovidiu (Romanian pronunciation: [oˈvidju], historical name: Canara, Turkish: Kanara) is a town situated a few kilometres north of Constanţa in the Constanţa County, south-eastern Romania. Ovidiu is quite small, with a population of around 12,000, and many wealthy inhabitants of Constanţa retire there.[citation needed]

In 1930, the town was renamed Ovidiu after the Roman poet Ovid (Latin: Ovidius). He was supposedly buried on a nearby small island (also called Ovidiu) in the Siutghiol Lake.

Administration

The town of Ovidiu administers the villages of Poiana (historical names: Cocoşul - until 1964, Turkish: Horozlar - until 1926) and Culmea. The latter was established in 2011 by legally separating from Ovidiu two territorially distinct communities, Social Group Culmea and Social Group Nazarcea.

Demographics

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1992 12,591 —    
2002 13,458 +6.9%
2011 12,342 −8.3%
Source: Census data

At the 2011 census, Ovidiu had 11,240 Romanians (91.07%), 3 Hungarians (0.02%), 229 Roma (1.86%), 3 Germans (0.02%), 358 Turks (2.90%), 396 Tatars (3.21%), 8 Lipovans (0.06%), 36 Aromanians (0.29%), 69 others (0.56%).

Gallery

References

  1. "Elected mayors at the 2012 local election" (PDF) (in Romanian). Central Electoral Committee. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Constanta County at the 2011 census" (PDF) (in Romanian). INSSE. February 2, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2012.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>