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Official seal of Comrat Komrat
Comrat Komrat is located in Moldova
Comrat Komrat
Location o Comrat in Moldovae
Coordinates: 46°19′N 28°40′E / 46.317°N 28.667°E / 46.317; 28.667
Autonomous RegionGagauzie
 • MayorNicolai Dudoglo
 • Total23,429
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)

Comrat (Romanie pronunciation: [komˈrat]; Gagauz: Komrat; Roushie: Комрат / Komrat) is a ceety in Moldovae an the caipital o the autonomous region o Gagauzie. It is locatit in the sooth o the kintra, on the Ialpug River. In 2004, Comrat's population wis 23,429, o which the vast majority are Gagauzians.

The name is o Turkic an Nogai origin.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Comrat began tae be settled in 1789, an receivit toun privileges in 1957. Durin the time when the toun wis pairt o Moldavie Soviet Socialist Republic, Comrat's industry wis geared taewart the production o butter, wine, an rugs, the latter ornatit wi Moldavie motifs. The Comrat State Varsity wis established in 2002.

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 1989: 25,800 (offeecial census)[1]
  • 1991: 27,500 (estimate)
  • 1996: 27,400 (estimate)
  • 2004: 23,429 (offeecial census)
  • 2006: 22,369 (estimate)
  • 2011: 24,135 (estimate)

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

A ceety wi exreme property, Comrat is situatit in the soothren wine zone o Moldovae. It is kent for production o reid wines an muscats. In Comrat an its suburbs thare are aboot 10 wine factories.

Fuid production is vera developit in the ceety. Comrat is a hame for fuid processin factories, alcohol production, an an ile processin plant (the first an anerlie ane in Moldovae).

Thare is such economic agents as a ferro-concrete factory an aw, furnitur productions, firth processin, production o plastic windaes an doors, cattle butcheries, an transport companies.

Sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Cathedral o Saunt John, biggit in 1820
  • Museum o local history
  • Museum o Gagauz cultur, locatit in the suburb o Beşalma
  • Gagauzian airt gallery
  • Turkis leebrar bi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  • Alley o Gagauzian Glory
  • Memorial dedicatit tae defenders o Comrat (sculptor: Dubinovskiy)
  • Monument Dedicatit tae troops suffered in Afghanistan (sculptor: Afanasiy Dmitrievich Karacoban)
  • Monument o Vladimir Lenin
  • Monument o military tank.

Wineries[eedit | eedit soorce]

Aur-Vin is a Moldovan wine producer frae Comrat.

This factory takes pairt o the Moldovan wine producer Dionis Club.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Comrat is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. World Gazetteer. "Comrat". Accessed September 22, 2006.


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