Călărași, Romania

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city: 72,332

Land area

12 km2

Population density

6290 inhabitants/km2

Călărași is located in the south-east of Romania, is a river port located on the left bank of the Borcea, in the south of Calarasi county and close to the border area of Bulgaria, with prospects for river and land traffic development to Eastern Europe.
Calarasi is located in the corridor VII of pan-European transport and only 26 kilometers from the fourth Pan-European transport corridor, one of the few places in Romania that has two corridors of European importance. Building highway A2 facilitated the transport of industrial goods to the most important port in Romania and one of the ten largest ports in Central Europe and the Balkan Peninsula, Constanța.
The Călărași river port has berths, storage, anchorage for ships, but has a limited platform area. Navigation on the Borcea branch is done only in certain areas, given the fact that downstream from it there is a clogged area of the river. Regeneration of the port city of Călărași and establishing a passenger river transport lines in the border area, Romania (Călărași ) - Bulgaria (Silistra), will facilitate the development of large river traffic to Central Europe and the Balkan Peninsula. Călărași has an industrial canal, crossed by a modern bridge which links the city to the Chiciu - Ostrov crossing of the Danube.
From 2012, the Călărași railway station is undergoing a comprehensive process of modernization.

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Lorand Alexandru BERECZK

Telephone: +40.723.265.065
Email: rolorand.bereczkprimariacalarasi
City website:http://www.primariacalarasi.ro

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

  • Promote eco sollutions for small capacity border transport in the Călărași-Silistra border area
  • Clean transport in the Calarasi-Silistra border area (2013 - 2014)

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan exists (documents only available in Romanian).

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