General Information on city Galati


Galati is the capital city and the biggest city in Galati County. The county is located in the south-eastern region of Romania and shares a border with the Republic of Moldavia. The most recent census recorded a total population of 304,340 people, placing Galati on the 7th position in the country in what regards the number of inhabitants. The city’s history is very rich, partly because it is located on the Danube River, part of the most important European commercial artery, the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal. It is one of the biggest economic centres in Romania. The local economy developed on pillars such as the Shipyard, the River Port, the Steel Plant and the Ore Port.

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City: Galati

Geographic position: Coordinates: 45°26′22″N 28°2′4″E 45°26′22″N 28°2′4″E 

Country: Romania

County: Galati

Historical Region: Moldavia

Development region: South-East

Euro region: Lower Danube Region, together with Tulcea and Braila – in Romania, Cahul and Cantemir – in the Republic of Moldavia and Odessa – in Ukraine

Status: County Capital City

Administration: Mayor – Ionut Florin Pucheanu (PSD, elected in 2016)

Subdivisions: 33 districts

Surface: 246,4 km2

Population: 304.340 inhabitants

Time Zone: EET (UTC+2)

Daylight Saving Time (DST): EEST (UTC+3)

Postal code: 800xxx

Telephone prefix: +40 (0)236 / (0)336

License plates code: GL

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