Dobrogea (Dobruja) is a historical region situated between the Danube River and the Black Sea. It is divided into Northern Dobruja (Dobrogea), which belongs to Romania (more than two thirds of the total area of the territory) and Southern Dobruja (Cadrilater in Romanian), which belongs to Bulgaria (almost a third of the total area of the territory). Around 1.5% of the Danube Delta is part of the Ukraine.
The region of Dobrogea is inhabited since the Neolithic times and is home of the historical vestiges of almost 7000 years belonging to the Hamangia culture.
At the beginning of the sixth century BC it was the Greeks who founded in Dobrogea major port cities (Calatis and Tomis), whose ruins can still be admired today.
During the Middle Ages Dobrogea is an integral part of Muntenia, being occasionally occupied by Turks, Russians and Bulgarians.
In 1940, the Treaty of Craiova was signed, stating the division of Dobrogea between Romania and Bulgaria as it is known today.
Dobrogea is a multiethnic area where Romanians, Turks, Tatars, Russians cohabit. All together they have developed an area where ancient cultural traditions are being lived and where a unique gastronomy can be also experienced.
When you visit Dobrogea you will discover wonderful places such as:
- the Danube Delta Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO heritage)
- the Romanian Black Sea resorts
- the Tropaeum Traiani Memorial in Adamclisi
- the fortified town of Histria
- the Techirghiol seaside resort.
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