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Braila County

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The Braila County

The Braila county is situated in the South-Eastern part of Romania, in a region of plain, having to the North a part of the Lower Siret River Meadow where to the South there is the Baragan Plain; to the West there are small parts of the Salcioara Plain and the Buzau Plain; to the East, the Big Island of Braila.

The Braila county is of an important tourist and balneotherapeutical interest, offering to tourists a lot of possibilities to see picturesque places, specifically to a plain as well as to the Danubian landscape.

Situated in the free to inundation meadow of the Danube River, surrounded by its branches, the Small Island of Braila is a joint zoological and botanic reservation.

In this zone the geographical conditions determine the coexisting of three kinds of flora, characteristically to marsh, forest and steppe. So in the high sand banks around marches, there are willow forests and plantations of Euro-American poplar hybrids. In marshes and the easily flooded zones there is a luxuriant aquatic flora which is the food for fauna, but especially a feeding and nestling place for birds.

Fauna consists in migratory aquatic species - most of them being protected internationally by law. There are also species of forest, steppe and marsches characteristically to forest, steppe and marsches.

To protect this fauna of an international importance, the fishing and hunting are watched by law.

The tourists who arrive in the municipality of Braila, the capital city of this county, are able to pay visit to the numerous cultural places like: the Museum of Ethnography, the House of Collections, Museum of History, "Maria Filotti" Theater, St. Archangels Church, Greek Church, the Quay and Wharf of the port made by Anghel Saligny, Panait Istrati Memorial House (both in Braila and Baldovinesti), Perpessicius Memorial House, the Pile of Kinetic Fountains on the Esplanade in Braila.

Thanks to the development of the heavy and ship-building industries, the Braila county has good expectations in business and the Free Zone which is going to be created here offerers more economic interest.

There are many and diverse possibilities of accommodation and meal facilities.

"Blasova" and Lacu Sarat are two points of tourist interest in the Braila county.

Only 5 km far from Braila city, on the bank of a lake named the same, there is the Lacu Sarat (Salt Lake) Spa. Situated at 16 m above the sea, this is surrounded by a forest of 70 ha which attemates the climate of steppe and makes it a pleasant place for rest. The lake with a high level of salt is an old course of the Danube River obturated now. The bottom of the lake is covered by a therapeutical highly mineralized mud. The therapeutical value of water and mud from the Lacu Sarat Spa is known for a long time by the inhabitants of this region, but yearly a lot of tourists come here and most of them for a cure.

Besides these places, the Danube River is the main point of attraction in the tourism of this county. The fauna and ichthyo-fauna connected to the lacustrine and hydrographical network give a special mark to the tourism which offers the opportunity to hunt and fish here.

The tourist offer of the Braila county consists also in long cruises on the Danube River with accommodation and special tourist schedules (fishing, hunting, gastronomical, etc) in the Small Island of Braila, Fundu Mare, Corotisca, Blasova and Zaton.


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