General Information

Constanta is located in a region of Romania called Dobrogea ( which is the land between the Danube River to the west and Black Sea to the east. The history of the city goes back to 657 BC when it was the Greeks who controlled town of Tomis. When Romania became a Province of the Roman Empire in 106 AD the Romans later renamed the city after emperor Constantine who fortified and developed the city from 320 - 350 AD. The city was later destroyed in the 8th century by invading Slavs and Avars and then fell under Byzantine control. In 1418 the Turks had their turn at the region until the mid 1800s when the national state of Romania was created in 1862. Constanta was taken by Romania in 1877 after the Romanian War of Independence.

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