Mircea Vodă



Settlement name

Mircea Vodă


6912 inhabitants



Administrative status


Location of settlement centre

44°16’57” N, 28°10’39” E

Height of settlement centre

25 m


Considering the geographic location, Mircea Vodă commune is located in the centre of Constanţa County, on the East-West axis, Constanţa-Cernavodă, at a distance of 55 km from Constanţa municipality. The commune’s territory is bordered in North by other three communes: Seimeni, Siliştea and Tortomanu, in the Est with Medgidia municipality, in the South with the Danube River-Black Sea Channel and in the Vest with Saligny commune. Mircea Vodă’s administrative territory is located in the South Dobrogea Plateau, the subunit of Carasu Valley, with an altitude of 9-10 m and up to 50 m. The overall look is that of a limestone plain, covered with thick loess deposits, which dominate by the imposing slopes the neighbouring units. Also in the commune’s perimeter there is a pit destined for kaolin extraction. Kaolin clay exploited here is used in the chemical industry and for construction materials.

Mollisoil occupy most of the commune’s area and benefit from the highest natural fertility. They were formed on loess sites, clay, alluvium, where the aquifer is up to 20 m depth. Mircea Voda village landscape is characterized by valleys and hills with gentle slopes, where the land fertility has been generally included in the III soil class category. The old name of Mircea Vodă commune is Cilibichioi, a name which lasted until 1931, when the village was declared commune and took the name of Mircea Vodă, derived from the homonym representing the local rail station. This village was inhabited up to 1881 by 40-50 families of Tatars but during the interval 1881-1883, this area was occupied by a number of 30-40 Romanian families which settled here.

Mircea Voda commune now consists of 4 villages: Mircea Voda - village of residence, Satu Nou - 7 km of the residence; Tibrinu - 9 km of the residence, Gherghina - 5 km of the residence. In the commune there is a railway station which is crossed by the main route from Bucharest to Constanta. The village is crossed through the south of the Danube River - Black Sea Channel, which shortens with 400 km the route of ships coming from the Black Sea towards the Danube ports in Central Europe. In addition, the commissioning of the Rhine - Main - Danube in 1992 provided a direct fluvial link between the port in Constanta and ports in the North Sea.

The main economic activities are agriculture, mining and producing construction materials. Compared with the previous years, we can now say that economic activities seem to have stabilized, but not at an appropriate level in order to meet the potential and the needs for development in the area. In terms of industrial activity, Mircea Voda commune is represented by the mining activity near Tibrinu - " Miniera Medgidia SA" - where the main natural resource used in production is kaolin.

Tourist attractions are represented by the Hero’s Monument in the International Cemetery of Honour "Mircea cel Bătrân" built for the heroes who gave their lives for the independence of the Romanian people. In the cemetery next to the monument are buried 8000 soldiers who died in 1916 -1918 and in his own way it’s unique in Europe due to the fact that it “hosts” friends and enemies, specifically: Romanians, Russians, Germans, Bulgarians and Austrians.

This symbiosis comes to justify and maintain the good coexistence between the ethnic groups from Dobrogea. Mircea Voda commune has a church from 1911, but the parish exists from 1924. The following monuments from the A class are present: the "stone wave" from the Xth century - Early Medieval Age, "tumuli assembly" (in the commune’s entire perimeter) from the Antique Age and the following B class monuments: the archaeological site of the Mircea Vodă, a settlement from the IX-XIth century – from the early medieval age, a settlement from the IV-VIth century - the Roman-Byzantine era and a camp from the IV-VIth century. In Tibrinu village there is a Christian - Orthodox church and in Gherghina village is a mosque.                                                                                                                                                                           


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