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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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"Romania can use European funds for the Rousse - Giurgiu Bridge because it is a European corridor, and for Svishtov and Nikopol on the Bulgarian side respectively to build a public-private partnership, and it is extremely important for the energy system.
La Roma et le Zenith n'ont laisse aucune chance a l'Astra Giurgiu (4-0) et a l'AZ Alkmaar (5-0).
Europa League Play-off 2nd leg (Astra Giurgiu win 2-1 on aggregate)
WEST Ham suffered more jitters in Giurgiu as they were held to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Europa League play-off.
AWEST HAM drew 1-1 in Romania with Astra Giurgiu in the first leg of a Europa League play-off.
SLAVEN Bilic watched from the stands as his Europa League gamble ended with West Ham going bust and crashing out to Astra Giurgiu last night.
The 25-year-old forward had given the Hammers the lead before being carried off on a stretcher in the 2-2 Europa League third qualifying round draw with Astra Giurgiu last week.
The 2-2 draw with Astra Giurgiu last Thursday means Bilic must decide whether to play a strong side to rescue the tie or keep his top guns in reserve.
ASTRA GIURGIU'S maiden voyage in the Europa League group stage got off to a decidedly shaky start with the Romanians losing 5-1 away to Dynamo Zagreb a fortnight ago but they can bounce back with a surprise victory at home to Red Bull Salzburg tonight.
Giurgiu city is framed in Olt--Arges sector of the Danube Valley and it is the most pronounced narrowing taking place in Giurgiu region (1-2 km.).
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.