Călărași railway station
Location within Moldova
|Coordinates: 47°15′N 28°18′E / 47.250°N 28.300°E|
|• Mayor||Rusu Valeriu|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Călărași (Romanian pronunciation: [kələˈraʃʲ]) is a town in Moldova, founded 1848.
Long ago, the word "călărași" meant "horsemen" (today the word is "cǎlăreți"). The name of Călărași was inspired by a legend which tells that once, when Stephen III of Moldavia fought the Ottomans, he ordered a regiment of horsemen to stand guard. They fought the Ottomans, sacrificed themselves and, finally, won the battle.
The city is the administrative center of Călărași District; it also administers one village, Oricova.
Twin towns – Sister cities
Călărași is twinned with: