Dobruja

Dobruja (also spelled Dobrudja; Bulgarian: Добруджа, Dobrudzha; Romanian: Dobrogea ; Turkish: Dobruca) is a historical region shared by Bulgaria and Romania, located between the lower Danube river and the Black Sea, including the Danube Delta, Romanian coast and the northernmost part of the Bulgarian coast. The territory of Dobruja comprises Northern Dobruja, which is part of Romania, and Southern Dobruja, which belongs to Bulgaria.

The territory of the Romanian region Dobrogea is now organised as the counties of Constanţa and Tulcea, with a combined area of 15,500 km² and a population of slightly less than a million. Its main cities are Constanţa, Tulcea, Medgidia and Mangalia. Dobrogea is represented by dolphins in the coat of arms of Romania. The Bulgarian region of Dobrudzha is divided between the administrative regions of Dobrich and Silistra. This part has a total area of 7,565 km², with a combined population of some 350,000 people, the main towns being Dobrich and Silistra (regional seats).

Read more about Dobruja:  Geography, Etymology, Area, Population and Cities

Other articles related to "dobruja":

Crimean Tatars In Romania
... A distinct Tatar ethnic identity first emerged following the Golden Horde's invasion of Dobruja. 14th and 15th centuries the Ottoman Empire colonized Dobruja with Nogais from Bucak ... Between 1593 and 1595 Tatars from Nogai and Bucak were also settled to Dobruja ...
Crimean Tatars In Romania - Early 20th Century To WWII
... A unique Crimean Tatar national identity in Dobruja began to emerge in the last quarter of the 19th century ... spreading nationalist ideas among the Tatars of Dobruja ... In the wake of the fall of the Crimean Tatar government, Dobruja became the foremost place of refuge for Tatars from Crimea ...
Dobruja - Area, Population and Cities
... The entire region of Dobruja has an area of 23,100 km² and a population of rather more than 1.3 million, of which just over two-thirds of the former and nearly three-quarters of the ... Ethnicity Dobruja Romanian Dobruja Bulgarian Dobruja Number Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage All 1,328,860 100.00% 971,643 100.00% 357,217 ...
Despotate Of Dobruja
... The Principality of Karvuna or Despotate of Dobruja (Bulgarian Добруджанско деспотство or Карвунско деспотство) was ...
Bulgarians In Romania - History - After The Liberation of Bulgaria
... of San Stefano, the region of Northern Dobruja was awarded to Romania by the Congress of Berlin of 1878 ... population in the Babadag region, with Northern Dobruja Bulgarians numbering 35-45,000 in the late 19th century ... ruled the Bulgarian-majority Southern Dobruja between 1913 and 1940, when it was ceded back to Bulgaria, with a population exchange between the Bulgarians ...