Independența, Constanța

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Independența is located in Romania
Location of Independența, Constanța
Coordinates: 43°58′0″N 28°5′0″E / 43.96667°N 28.08333°E / 43.96667; 28.08333Coordinates: 43°58′0″N 28°5′0″E / 43.96667°N 28.08333°E / 43.96667; 28.08333
Country  Romania
County Constanța County
Status Commune
Component villages Independența, Fântâna Mare, Movila Verde, Olteni, Tufani
 • Mayor Marius Ștefan (National Liberal Party)
 • Total 177.90 km2 (68.69 sq mi)
Population (2011[1])
 • Total Decrease3,033
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Independența is a commune in Constanța County, Romania. It includes five villages:

  • Independența (historical name: Bairamdede, Turkish: Bayramdede)
  • Fântâna Mare (historical name: Bașpunar, Turkish: Başpınar)
  • Movila Verde (historical names: Fetești, Turkish: Kızıl Murat)
  • Olteni (historical names: Demircea, Turkish: Demirci)
  • Tufani (historical names: Cara Agi, Turkish: Karacy)

The commune also included the villages of Periș (historical name: Armutlia), located at 43°52′23″N 27°59′56″E / 43.873°N 27.999°E / 43.873; 27.999, and Căciulați (historical name: Cealmagea), located at 43°54′00″N 28°02′00″E / 43.9°N 28.0333°E / 43.9; 28.0333,[2] which were nominally merged with Olteni by the 1968 administrative reform and are currently deserted.[3][4]


At the 2011 census, Independența had 2,359 Romanians (77.78%), 397 Turks (13.09%), 270 Tatars (8.90%), 7 others (0.23%).[1]


  1. ^ a b "Constanța County at the 2011 census" (PDF) (in Romanian). INSSE. February 2, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 24, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  2. ^, Location of Căciulați, accessed on March 21, 2012
  3. ^ (in Romanian) Cuget Liber, The lost paradise of Dobruja - the story of a family of veterans from the Independence War who founded Periș village 100 years ago[permanent dead link], accessed on July 13, 2011
  4. ^ (in Romanian), The Blacks, the Germans and the Turkish Savior, accessed on February 17, 2012