CALARASI commune, Dolj county

Călăraşi is a commune in Dolj County, Oltenia, Romania, consisting of the villages of Călăraşi (residence) and Sarata.

The commune is situated in the southern part of the county, between Bechet and Dăbuleni. More specifically, the village is 1 km from Dăbuleni and 7 km from Bechet, on the Bechet - Corabia.

Calarasi is 40 km from Corabia and 72 km from Craiova. 1 km south is the village of Sarata, which belongs to Călăraşi commune. Both villages of the commune are compact, with large, well-defined streets. The village is located in the southern Oltenia sandy area. Agricultural lands are irrigated from the Sadova-Corabia Irrigation System, a system built in the 1970s with the help of some firms in England. The area is sandy, not suitable for cereal crops. However, they are grown mainly in the western part of the commune as well as in the Danube meadow. Here vine grows very well.

According to the census carried out in 2011, the population of Călăraşi commune amounts to 5,977 inhabitants, down from the previous census in 2002, when there were 6,687 inhabitants. Most of the inhabitants are Romanian (98.36%). For 1.56% of the population, ethnicity is unknown. From the confessional point of view, most of the inhabitants are Orthodox (97.93%). For 1.56% of the population, confessional membership is unknown.

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