Soroca District

Soroca District

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Soroca is a district () in the north-east of Moldova, with the administrative center at Soroca.As of 1 January 2011, its population was 100,400.

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The earliest attestations of human presence within today's Soroca district is located near the village Rudi here and discovered traces of prehistoric man with old 35-50.000 years. Like ancient defensive walls or found (IV-III century BC), two cities from the ground: Farfuria Turceasca and Germanariul (IX-XII centuries was our). Between the XII-XIII centuries the city of Soroca place today, there Alchiona genoese fortress. The earliest attestations of villages in the district from the period 1439-1457 are mentioned for the first time when villages: Visoca, Vasilcău, Rudi, Pirlita. In the second half of XVI century Stephan the Great built a wooden fortress on the former Alchiona lobe, has been named the new city of Soroca. The fortress was transformed into its present form between 1543-1546 during the reign of Peter IV Rareş. The existence of the city was subject to create a political border along the Nistru, ensuring trade and economic life protected from foreign invasions. Hundreds of years Soroca was shopping, crafts and agriculture of the Principality of Moldova. Stage of flowering and decay of city and borough Soroca, always dominated by wars waged within the region of Soroca by: Tartars, Cossacks, Poles and Russians. Between 1684-1699, during stay in Poland of the region and fortress were initiated significant...
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