Galati is the capital city of Galati County in the eastern Romanian region of Moldavia. Located on the Danube river and 80 kilometres away from the Black Sea, it established itself as one of the major ports in the Danube that connects the east to the west. 

The city has an industry-based economy as its metallurgical industry accounts for about half of the national steel production. Its economy is also shaped around its port that hosts the largest shipyard in Romania. Major players in the shipbuilding industry are operating in the city, including DAMEN Shipyards Galați and the Naval Research and Design Institute of Galați. 

In 2005, Galati ranked in the top two cities in Romania for green space per capita, giving it strong potential for urban planning. 

The city aims to become more attractive to its own citizens, to businesses and to tourists. Its priorities are improving living conditions, sustainable job creation, empowering its citizens and most of all, retaining its skilled workforce and university graduates. 
 

Related content

Whilst one city has prime lakeside location in Central Finland and the other enjoys the coast of the Adriatic Sea, Jyväskylä (Finland) and Split (Croatia) are two different cities united by a strong tie to water. In both ICC core cities flows the ambition to further green their economies.   We…

Participating cities

See all cities
  • Mentor
Hamburg
Hamburg
Germany
  • Core
Patras
Patras
Greece
  • Core
Ljubljana
Ljubljana
Slovenia
  • Core
Sweden Emilia Romagna Network
Sweden Emilia Romagna Network
Sweden/Italy
  • Mentor
Porto
Porto
Portugal
  • Core
Jyväskylä
Jyväskylä
Finland
  • Core
Cork
Cork
Ireland
  • Core
Białystok
Białystok
Poland
  • Core
Métropole Rouen Normandie
Métropole Rouen Normandie
France
  • Core
Bratislava
Bratislava
Slovakia
  • Mentor
Medellín
Medellín
Colombia
  • Core
Valongo
Valongo
Portugal