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Coordinates: 43°59′09″N 22°57′27″E / 43.98583°N 22.9575°E / 43.98583; 22.9575

Calafat
Municipality
The monument commemorating the soldiers who fought in the War of Independence in 1877
The monument commemorating the soldiers who fought in the War of Independence in 1877
Coat of arms of Calafat
Coat of arms
Country  Romania
County Dolj County
Status Municipality
Government
 • Mayor Lucian Ciobanu (PSD (2016–present))
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 21,227
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)

Calafat is a city in Dolj County, Romania. It is near the Danube River. This is across from the Bulgarian city of Vidin. Calafat was started in the 14th century by Genoese colonists. About 21,200 people lived in Calafat, as of 2000.

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Calafat is twinned with:



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