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"Cahul" (Russian: "Kagul/Кагул") (population: 39,400) is a city in southern Moldova. The city is the administrative center of Cahul District; it also administers one village, Cotihana.

tymology and name
The city of Cahul is believed to have been inhabited for many centuries, although it has had a number of different names over the years - the name Scheia was recorded in 1502, and the name Formoza was recorded in 1716. The modern name was given to the settlement after the Battle of Kagul, which was fought nearby.

istor
The city"s location had made it a frequent battleground for a number of armies, with possession of frequently switching between countries such as Moldavia, Russia, Turkey. The city was a part of the Moldavia before 1812, then Russia from 1812 to 1856, then again Moldavia/Romania (1856-1878), then Russia again (1878-1918), then Romania again (1918-1940), then the Soviet Union (1940-1941), then again Romania, the Soviet Union again (1944-1991) and finally Moldova (1991 to the present). Apart from the battles that have been fought over it, Cahul is also known for its thermal spas and for its folk music.

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According to the last Moldovan census from 2004 there were 35,488 people living within the city of Cahul (making it the sixth largest city in Moldova) and 1,317 people within Cotihana.

Of this population, 60.5% are Moldovans/Romanians, 17.1% Russians, 11.1 % Ukrainians, 6.6% Bulgarians, 3,2% ethnic Gagauz and 1.5% others.

ultur
Cahul is home to a Musical-Drama Theatre, a Historical Museum and other public monuments. Every two years, at the beginning of July, in Cahul takes place an important folk music festival, "Nufărul Alb" ("White Nymphaea").

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Location of Cahul
Cahul is also a destination as spa and health resort. The city and surrounding areas are richest with mineral springs enriched with bromine and iodine. The "Nufărul Alb" Balneotherapy and Well-being Centre consists of hospital, hotel and entertaining spots.

ducatio
Cahul is home to the State University of Cahul, opened in 1999 and named after Romanian writer and philologist Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu. The university is made up of 3 faculties (Philology - History, Law - Public Administration and Business - Computer Science - Mathematics) with around 2,150 students.

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The train station serves the city and is operated by Moldovan Railways. It provides direct rail connections to Chişinău.

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Cahul is connected by national roads with Chişinău, Giurgiuleşti, Oancea (Romania) and Reni (Ukraine).

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The city is served by the Cahul International Airport located 8 km south-east of the city centre. Currently, the airport has no scheduled flights.

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