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The port of Brăila


Bucharest, Romania

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National Museum of Romanian History

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In 1829, an annex to the peace treaty of Edirne, that was concluded after the Russo-Ottoman war of 1828-1829, concerned the Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia. One of its provisions was that the Sublime Porte had to give back to Wallachia the three cities situated on the left bank of the Danube, which it had conquered in the 15h-16th centuries. Among these was Brăila, a port on the Danube annexed by the Ottomans at around 1540. After 1829 measures were taken by the local authorities for the modernization of Brăila. The port subsequently developed thanks to the growth of Wallachian commerce as a consequence of the fact that by the treaty of Edirne the Ottoman Empire granted the freedom of commerce to the Romanian Principalities. In 1838 Brăila was given the status of free port (with no or few customs duties).

Archival or Bibliographical Reference:

Donau-Album. Malerische Reise von Regensburg bis Sulina. Album du Danube. Voyage pittoresque de Ratisbonne a Souline. Danube Album. A picturesque travel from Ratisbon to Suline. A Duna. Festöi utazas Regensburg-tol a Sulina torkolatig, Vienna, A. Hartleben, 1880

Citation of this web page:

"The port of Brăila" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;rm;9;en

MWNF Working Number: RO 009

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