"Dunărea de Jos" University of Galati

  • In Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, Galați is the port at which Count Dracula disembarked on his way back to Transylvania.
  • The name "Galați" is derived from the Cuman word "galat" which is borrowed from the Arabic word "fortress”. 
  • Galați is the capital city of Galati county which is part of Moldavia region (not to be mistaken with Bessarabia region, the independent state Republic of Moldova). 
  • There is evidence of continuous inhabitation of Galați since the 600s. 
  • Galați is the largest port town on the Danube, the second longest river in Europe.
  • Galați was first mentioned in 1445, in a document signed by Stephen II of Moldavia. 
  • In 2004, in Galați was opened Romania's first information technology park. 
  • In 2005, Galați ranked in the top two cities in Romania for green space per capita.
  • Galați is the 8th most populous city in Romania.
  • Galați has the largest iron and steel plant in Romania, the ArcelorMittal Galați. 
  • Romania's largest shipyard is located in Galați. 
  • School Nr. 24 (Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel) is the oldest school in the county. It was founded in 1832. 
  • The best romanian high school is placed in Galati.