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'''Mangalia''' is a port city and tourist resort in south-eastern [[Romania]].
 
'''Mangalia''' is a port city and tourist resort in south-eastern [[Romania]].
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The area has been inhabited since the neolithic. In the VIII - VI centuries B.C. it was colonised by the Greeks. The name of the city that they built was Callatis. in the year 71 B.C. the Romans conquer Callatis.
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The city Callatis was abandoned by the 7th century A.D. Instead, starting with the XIIIth century A.D. documents speak of a new city, first called Pangalia, later Mankalia. It is believed that the Turks gaved it its final name - Mangalia, since it was hard for them to pronounce Mankalia.
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The beach is 600 meters long and 50-150 meters wide and has a very fine sand; the sea water is not very deep - 1 meter by the shore to 200 meters in the open sea and for this reason it is preferred by the children who cannot swim.
  
 
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Revision as of 12:06, 7 July 2007

Mangalia is a port city and tourist resort in south-eastern Romania. The area has been inhabited since the neolithic. In the VIII - VI centuries B.C. it was colonised by the Greeks. The name of the city that they built was Callatis. in the year 71 B.C. the Romans conquer Callatis. The city Callatis was abandoned by the 7th century A.D. Instead, starting with the XIIIth century A.D. documents speak of a new city, first called Pangalia, later Mankalia. It is believed that the Turks gaved it its final name - Mangalia, since it was hard for them to pronounce Mankalia. The beach is 600 meters long and 50-150 meters wide and has a very fine sand; the sea water is not very deep - 1 meter by the shore to 200 meters in the open sea and for this reason it is preferred by the children who cannot swim.

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By train

There are several trains daily between Constanta and Mangalia, going through the resorts on the Black Sea coast. In summer there are direct trains to Mangalia from Bucharest and other major cities in Romania.

By bus

There are frequent minibuses and buses on the Constanta - Mangalia route, especially in summer.

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Archeology Museum - collection of items dating back from the Greek, Roman and Dacian Eras. Most items were recovered from the ancient city of Callatis - Hellenistic coins, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, tools, etc... Also includes a library of 1.305 volumes with archeology content. The Museum gives the visitor the chance to observe the spiritual interference between all these ancient civilizations. Opened daily between 08:00 and 20:00

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