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Cernavodă is a city in Constanţa county, Dobruja, Romania with a population of 20,514.

The city has a Danube fluvial port and it houses a CANDU nuclear power plant, which provides about 10% of the electrical energy needs of Romania.


The city was founded (under the name Axiopolis) by the ancient Greeks in the 4th century BC as a trade point for commerce the local Dacians. It is belived that the modern city was refounded by the legendary Negru Vodă, hence its name.

In 1895, a bridge across the Danube was built that was for some time the longest in Europe.