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Giurgiu

(jo͝or`jo͝o), city (1990 pop. 71,875), S Romania, in Walachia, on the Danube River opposite RuseRuse
, city (1993 pop. 170,209), NE Bulgaria, on the Danube River bordering Romania. The chief river port of Bulgaria, it is also an industrial and communications center; a bridge spans the Danube to link Ruse with Giurgiu, Romania.
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, Bulgaria, with which it is linked by a bridge. An important inland port, Giurgiu is connected by two oil pipelines with PloieştiPloieşti
, city (1990 pop. 259,014), S central Romania, in Walachia. It is the chief center of the Romanian petroleum industry and of the Ploieşti oil region. The city is a railroad hub and is linked by oil pipelines with Bucharest and the ports of Giurgiu on the
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. There are shipyards, canneries, and other light industries. The city was founded (10th cent.) on the site of a Roman settlement by Genoese merchants, who named it San Giorgio. Conquered by the Turks in 1417, it played an important role in the 16th-century wars between Walachia and Turkey and in the later Russo-Turkish Wars. Remains of the old town walls, the ruins of a medieval fortress, and an old clock tower still stand.

Giurgiu

 

a city in Rumania, in the district of Ilfov. Population, 43,000 (1969). Giurgiu is a port on the Danube, the outer harbor of Bucharest, and a highway and railway junction (a two-deck bridge spans the Danube). Giurgiu is the terminus of two pipelines; an electric power line to Bulgaria passes through the city. Giurgiu has shipyards, a food industry (flour, sugar, and vegetable-canning), and textile, chemical, and woodworking enterprises.

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Anorthosis and Omonia are preparing for the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round matches against Swedish side Gefle IF and FC Astra Giurgiu of Romania, with the first legs scheduled for this coming Thursday.
Rooney slotted home a pair of second-half penalties to give the visitors their win, although skipper Nemanja Vidic will miss the remainder of the group phase after being sent off for a high tackle on Gabriel Giurgiu.
Tsvetanov gave as an example the operational coordination centre in the Romanian city of Giurgiu and successful police operations on the territories of both countries during the past year.