About Constanta City
The city of Constanta is located in the south-eastern part of Romanian, at the Black Sea's shore and at 44° 10′ 24″ N and 28° 38′ 18″ E.
At its northern extremity is located the Mamaia resort, with a 6 Km long beach, facing east. Due to this fact, the beach is sunny during almost the entire day.
The Port of Constan?a is the main Romanian port at the Black Sea and the fourth most important in Europe. The port has a surface of 3182 ha (dry land and water). The altitude of the Commercial Port of Constan?a and of the Touristic Port of Tomis is of +2, 5 m.
Undeniable archaeological documentary evidence marks the existence of the old city of Tomis since the sixth century BC. The current city of Constan?a lies on the place where the city of Tomis once stood.
The city of Tomis, host of exiled poet Publius Ovidius Naso (known as Ovid), was founded during an extended process of Greek colonization on the shore of the Pontus Euxinus (the Black Sea) and it obtained the attributes of a city in the fourth century BC. Tomis gained importance during the rule of Emperor Constantine the Great (from his name is derived the current name of the city). The city was transformed into ruins many times, under the cavalcades of the nomad populations and under the Ottoman domination.
A real development of the city took place only after the Romanian victory during the Independence War in 1878, when the province was restored to its mother country. A second stage of its spectacular evolution is the interwar period, followed by the 1989 Revolution.
The spiritual life of Constan?a is materialized through the activity of 5 theatres, 5 museums and subsidiaries of scientific research societies.
The population of Constan?a exceeds 310 000 people, mostly Romanians, but with people belonging to one of the many minorities found in the region: Turkish, Tatar, Roma, Russian, Hungarian, Armenian, Greek, German, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Greek Catholic, Protestant, Unitarian, Muslim believers etc.