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Corabia



Corabia
Corabia is a small Danube port located in Olt County, Romania, which used to be part of the now-dissolved Romanați County before World War II. Across the Danube from Corabia lies Bulgaria.

Its name reflects the fact that the original settlement was built from the remains of wrecked Genoan ship (corabia is the Romanian language term for "sailing ship", specifically used for "galley"). It became a great port in the 1880s.

Under the communist regime, Corabia developed as a considerable manufacturing town, with a sugar mill, furniture factory, tannery, a fiber manufacturing plant, and various other facilities. However, in more recent times the town's population has dwindled. Many inhabitants have migrated to larger towns in the wake of the closure of many of Corabia's factories.

Corabia is still one of the central spots of Olt County, with other small hamlets and villages such as Tudor Vladimirescu and Vârtop depending on it as an administrative centre. The town houses a football club, several shops and bars, the remains of a castrum identified with Sucidava, dating back to the Roman period and featuring the "Secret Fountain" (an unusual piece of engineering), and the Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral (one of the largest buildings of its kind in Romania), as well a monumental statue in the middle of the town square commemorating the use of Corabia's facilities in the initial attack during the Romanian War of Independence. Corabia also has an important archaeological museum with, inter alia, a remarkable collection of Roman pottery.

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Photo of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral: Adrian Gheorghe

Corabia


The Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral

The colours chosen for this church are particularly pleasing and appropriate.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe


Corabia


The Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral is one of the largest buildings of its kind in Romania.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe


Corabia
This is a very important history and archaeology museum in Corabia.

It houses a remarkable collection of Roman pottery Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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In the middle of the town of Corabia, in the southern part of Oltenia County, on the left bank of the Danube, is an important monument to the heroes of the Romanian people.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe








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