Mangalia is a port city and tourist resort in south-eastern Romania. The area has been inhabited since the neolithic. In the VIII - VI centuries B.C. it was colonised by the Greeks. The name of the city that they built was Callatis. in the year 71 B.C. the Romans conquer Callatis. The city Callatis was abandoned by the 7th century A.D. Instead, starting with the XIIIth century A.D. documents speak of a new city, first called Pangalia, later Mankalia. It is believed that the Turks gaved it its final name - Mangalia, since it was hard for them to pronounce Mankalia.
The beach is 600 meters long and 50-150 meters wide and has a very fine sand; the sea water is not very deep - 1 meter by the shore to 200 meters in the open sea and for this reason it is preferred by the children who cannot swim.
The city divides in 2 sections: Mangalia North that features the resorts Olimp, Neptun, Jupiter, Cap Aurora, Venus, Saturn and Mangalia South that features the commercial harbor as well as the shipyard.
Mangalia is also a balneoclimateric resort. Annual average temperature stand at 11.2 degrees Celsius. Lake Mangalia (who's surface stands at 261 ha) is supplied by rich sulfuric mezothermal water springs. They are employed in treating degenerative rheumatic diseases. Mangalia is the only maritime resort to have mineral water springs!
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carlosmarin (11954) 2012-09-30 14:52
I like this view of the marina of Mangalia, with a good shot, beautiful sunset colors and sharpness.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-30 17:11
a beautiful peaceful atmosphere, very nice composition and soft lights, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
snunney (86264) 2012-10-01 2:52
The late evening light brings a calm atmosphere to this pleasant composition. I like the point of view with the obliquely placed row of yachts at their moorings. Also, the sight of the waters rippling in the evening breeze. The moon is a plus point and is well placed.
claudeD (33918) 2012-10-01 11:42
Very fine Marina picture with a very good composition and much atmosphere.A picture full of calm and tranquility.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Nicou (124948) 2012-10-02 0:38
Avec la petite lune dans ce doux ciel quelle compo et image sueprbe captage les bâteaux au repos avec les reflet un éclairage sur le sommet de mâts en fond sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (50376)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D60
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Callatis [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-30 14:02