Histria or Istros, was a Greek colony or polis near the mouths of the Danube, on the western coast of the . The name Histria is derived from the Latin word "Hister", meaning "Danube", the name of the river that the city was located near, and "-ia", a suffix added to a word to signify that it was a location or place, as in Gallia or Iberia.

Localities in the Area

is situated 6 km northwest of Histria. Photo: Nicu farcas, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is situated 10 km north of Histria. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.


44.5477° or 44° 32' 51.8" north
28.7744° or 28° 46' 28" east
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Also Known As

  • Bulgarian: Истрия
  • Catalan: Hístria
  • Czech: Histria
  • Dutch: Histria
  • English: Istron
  • Finnish: Histria
  • French: Histria
  • French: Istropolis
  • French: Istros pot.
  • Georgian: ისტრიე
  • German: Histria
  • Greek: Ίστρια
  • Greek: Ίστρος
  • Italian: Histria
  • Italian: Istria
  • Italian: Istros
  • Japanese: ヒストリア遺跡
  • Latvian: Istrija
  • Norwegian: Istros
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Istros
  • Polish: Histria
  • Polish: Istros
  • Romanian: Histria
  • Romanian: Situl arheologic „Cetatea Histria”
  • Russian: Гистрия
  • Russian: Истр
  • Spanish: Istron
  • Spanish: Istros
  • Swedish: Istros
  • Turkish: Histria
  • Ukrainian: Істрія
  • Cetatea antică Histria

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