Galați

Galați
Galatz
County Seat
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From left: Collections house,Navigation Palace, History Museum, Greek Church, Administrative Palace of Galati,Old Town, the Danube Seen from Galati
Coat of arms of Galați
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): The city of the linden trees , Little Odessa
Galați is located in Romania
Galați
Galați
Location of Galați within Romania
Coordinates: 45°25′24″N 28°2′33″E / 45°25′24″N 28°2′33″E / 45.42333; 28.04250

Galați (Romanian pronunciation: [ɡaˈlat͡sʲ] (About this sound listen); also known by other alternative names) is the capital city of Galați County, in the historical region of Moldavia, eastern Romania. Galați is a port town on the Danube River.[4][5] In 2011, the Romanian census recorded 249,432 residents,[2] making it the 8th most populous city in Romania. Galați is an economic centre based around the port of Galați and the naval shipyard.

Etymology and names

The name "Galați" is derived from the Cuman word galat. This word is borrowed from the Arabic word قَلْعَةٌ qalʿat, "fortress". Other etymologies have been suggested, such as the Serbian galac. However, the galat root appears in nearby toponyms, some of which show clearly a Cuman origin, for example Gălățui Lake, which has the typical Cuman -ui suffix for "water". Another toponym in the region is Galicia, with its town of Halych, locally associated with the jackdaw (Kawka, Halka). Before the Mongol invasion of Rus, Galați was known as Malyi Halych (Little Halych) as part of the Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia.[6][7] Other similar place names are Galich, Russia and Galatia in Turkey. Galați has several exonyms: Greek: Γαλάτσι (Galatsi); German: Galatz; Hungarian: Galac; Polish: Gałacz; Turkish: Kalas; Bulgarian: Галац (Galats); Ukrainian: Галац (Halats) and Russian: Галац (Galats).

Other Languages
Acèh: Galaţi
العربية: غالاتس
armãneashti: Galați
беларуская: Галац
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Галац
български: Галац
brezhoneg: Galați
català: Galați
čeština: Galați
dansk: Galați
Deutsch: Galați
eesti: Galați
Ελληνικά: Γκαλάτσι
español: Galați
Esperanto: Galați (urbo)
euskara: Galați
français: Galați
한국어: 갈라치
հայերեն: Գալաց
hrvatski: Galaţi (grad)
Bahasa Indonesia: Galaţi
íslenska: Galaţi
italiano: Galați
עברית: גאלאץ
қазақша: Галац
Кыргызча: Галац
Ladino: Galaţi
Latina: Galatzium
latviešu: Galaca
lietuvių: Galacis
lumbaart: Galaţi
magyar: Galați
македонски: Галац
Bahasa Melayu: Galaţi
Baso Minangkabau: Galati
монгол: Галац
Nederlands: Galați (stad)
日本語: ガラツィ
нохчийн: Галац
norsk: Galați
norsk nynorsk: Galaţi
Nouormand: Galați
پنجابی: گلاتسی
polski: Gałacz
português: Galați
română: Galați
русский: Галац
Scots: Galați
shqip: Galaci
Simple English: Galaţi
slovenčina: Galac
ślůnski: Galați
српски / srpski: Галац
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Galați
suomi: Galați
svenska: Galați
татарча/tatarça: Галац
тоҷикӣ: Галатс
Türkçe: Galați
українська: Галац
اردو: گالاتسی
vepsän kel’: Galac
Tiếng Việt: Galați
Volapük: Galaţi
Winaray: Galaţi
粵語: 加拉治
中文: 加拉茨