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- geographical situation: it is situated in the south-eastern part of Romania, in the south of the Romanian Plain, at the border with Bulgaria;
- neighbours: in the south-the Danube, Bulgaria; in the north-Ialomita; in the north-west-Ilfov; in the west-Giurgiu; in the east-Constanta;
- surface: 5,088 square km;
- population: 336,000 inhabitants;
- towns: CALARASI - capital of the county (with 78,000 inhabitants, harbour on the left bank of Danube-s Borcea branch, at an altitude of 25 m); Budesti; Fundulea; Lehliu-Gara; Oltenita.
- relief: it has the lowest altitude in the country, a region with plains, mainly the Romanian Plain, but also the Baraganul Mostistei, with a small area covering the Burnazului Plain, in the north-west, while the Danube is bathing the Romanian-Bulgarian lands;
- climate: it is temperate continental, homogenous because of the uniform geographical structure;
- watercourses: exclusively formed by the tributaries of the Danube.
- Neolithic: the Roman settlements from Oltenita, Radovanu;
- Dacian-Roman period: the settlements from the 3rd and 4th centuries from Spantov, Independenta;
- 9th-10th centuries: the continuity of the Romanian population is attested by the settlements from Curcani, Radovanu;
- 16th century: documentary attested under the name of Lichiresti, the current name of the town comes from the riders (calarasi) of the ruler Constantin Brancoveanu (18th century) who were garrisoned here;
- 1888 and 1907: the inhabitants of the town participated to the social and peasant rebellions.
- The Danube Meadow-(11 km away from Calarasi) it represents the main leisure area. A touristic attraction is a trip by boat on the Danube towards Balta Ialomitei, a good place for hunting and fishing;
- The Fundulea Lake - anthropic lake, known as a pond, situated on the Mosistea Valley;
- The Gurbanesti Lake-anthropic lake, known as a pond, situated on the Mosistea Valley;
- The Frasinet Lake - anthropic lake, known as a pond, situated on the Mosistea Valley;
- The Mostistea - fishing pond, on a surface of 2,000 hectares;
- The Galatui Lake - fishing pond;
- The Potcoava Lake - fishing pond;
- Boianu - meadow lake, in the Danube Meadow;
- Ceacu-meadow lake, in the Danube Meadow.
PRESERVES AND MONUMENTS OF NATURE
- The Ciornuleasa Forest-forest preserve in the Baraganul Mostinesti, a unique type of forest in the Baragan area due to its richness in arborescent species and to its animals (rabbits, wild boars, deer, pheasants). The forest represent an attraction point for the hunters;
- The Caiafele and Moroiu Forests-natural fauna preserves (3 km away and 15 km south of the Cernavod㠢ridge). In these easily flooded forests (unique in our country) we can notice the old willows, the secular poplars and the lianas. The forests represent the home for many species of birds (some of them are law protected).
Source: Romanian Travel Guide / Publirom