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Galaţi is a city in eastern Romania, on the banks of the Danube. It has a population of appr. 350,000, making it Romania's 5th largest city. The city has petroleum refineries, a large iron and steel plant, and the country's largest shipyard. Galaţi has a university (The Dunarea de Jos (Lower Danube) University of Galati), founded 1948, given university status 1974, and a teacher-training college as well as a host of other educational and cultural institutions. Notable buildings include the 17th-century cathedral of St. George (Sfîntu Georghe).