The city of Galati is situated
not far from the worldwide famous Danube Delta, a unique
place in Europe due to its flora and fauna.
With about 400,000 inhabitants, Galati is the 5-th
greatest city of Romania. The inhabitants are mostly
Romanian, Orthodox Christian.
The climate is of continental type, with hot dry summers
and windy winters. Due to this climate the wine yards in
the county of Galati offer some of Romania's finest
Located on the left bank
of the Danube at 150 km (80 MMi) from the Black Sea, at
the confluence of the Danube with two North - South
flowing rivers, Galati developed very early as a main
commercial centre, the biggest Romanian inland harbor
for sea - going ships.
Galati is about 200 km (120 Mi) North-East of the
capital Bucharest, on the border with the former USSR
The town's industry consists
mainly of iron-and steel processing and shipbuilding.
Galati occupies the first place in the national iron
smelting production and is the biggest Romanian centre
for metal processing industry.
With over 100 years of
history, the shipyard of Galati is the oldest in
Romania. Other industrial branches (food-and beverage
industry, textiles) are also very well represented in
the city and county of Galati.
Galati has also become
an important cultural centre. Museums, theatres and
other cultural sites can be visited at Galati.
Galati is one of the main academic sites of Romania,
offering among others unique training in naval
architecture and food technology.
The Museum of History contains important traces from
prehistory, ancient times, middle age as well as from
the modern and contemporary epoch together with a
valuable ethnographical collection from the county of
The Museum of Romanian
Contemporary Art, unique in Romania, was set up in 1956.
The collections of the museum contain about 3500 of
paintings, sculptures, black and white pictures, works
of decorative art, the most valuable being signed by the
greatest Romanian artists.
The Museum of Natural Sciences
includes many elements of the autochthonous flora and
fauna, a zoo and botanical garden.