Welcome to Galati
Galați Romanian: also known by other alternative names is the capital city of Galați County, in the historical region of Western Moldavia, in eastern Romania. Galați is a port town on the Danube River. It has been the only port for the most part of Moldavia's existence. In 2011, the Romanian census recorded 249,432 residents, making it the 8th most populous city in Romania. Galați is an economic center based around the port of Galați, the naval shipyard, and the largest steel mill in Romania, Galați steelworks.
Galați has the largest iron and steel plant in Romania, the Galați steelworks, which was state-owned until 2001. It is still commonly referred to as "Sidex", its old name. Romania's largest shipyard is located in Galați. It benefits from easy access to the Black Sea and from its co-location with the Mittal Plant. Galați is also a border checkpoint to Moldova.