Calafat

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Calafat
Municipality

Coat of arms
Calafat is located in Romania
Calafat
Location of Calafat
Coordinates: 43°59′09″N 22°57′27″E / 43.98583°N 22.9575°E / 43.98583; 22.9575Coordinates: 43°59′09″N 22°57′27″E / 43.98583°N 22.9575°E / 43.98583; 22.9575
Country  Romania
County Dolj County
Status Municipality
Government
 • Mayor Mircea-Marinel Guţă (Democratic Liberal Party (2008–present))
Population (2000)
 • Total 21,227
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Calafat is a city in Dolj County, Romania. It it is near the Danube River. This is across from the Bulgarian city of Vidin. Calafat was started in the 14th century by Genoese colonists. About 21,200 people lived in Calafat, as of 2000.