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Vama Veche is a commune in Romania on the Black Sea coast, near the border with Bulgaria. A commune (comună in Romanian) is, along with the municipality, the lowest level of administrative subdivision in Romania. ... Map of the Black Sea. ...


The name literally means "Old customs point", named after the Cadrilater was included in Romania in 1913. In 1940, however, that region was ceded to Bulgaria, and the village was once again near the border. Southern Dobruja (Dobrudzha in Bulgarian, Dobrogea de sud or Cadrilater in Bulgaria comprising the two former administrative districts named for its two principal cities of Dobrich and Silistra. ... Link title1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Even in Communist Romania, Vama Veche had a reputation as a non-mainstream tourist destination, which has only grown since the Romanian Revolution of 1989. Famous for its nude beach, as of 2005 it is experiencing development and gentrification, which has led to a "Save Vama Veche" campaign that is lobbying for the area's environmental conservation and a halt to development and mass tourism. A major part of the Save Vama Veche campaign is the 2004 founding of the Stufstok music festival. The August 2004 festival drew a crowd of about 10,000. The Soviets pressed for inclusion of Romanias heretofore negligible Communist Party in the post-war government, while non-communist political leaders were steadily eliminated from political life. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Beaches make popular tourist resorts Beaches make popular tourist resorts Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... People on the streets of Bucharest The Romanian Revolution of 1989 was a week-long series of riots and protests in late December of 1989 that overthrew the Communist regime of Nicolae CeauÅŸescu. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During the communist era, concern for border patrol sight lines spared Vama Veche the development that occurred in other Romanian Black Sea resorts. It became a hangout for intellectuals; for reasons that are not exactly clear, the generally repressive regime of Nicolae Ceau┼čescu chose to tolerate this countercultural oasis, as long as people had their identity papers with them. Accommodations consisted of tents or rooms rented from peasants or fishermen. [1] For other people named Ceausescu or CeauÅŸescu, see Ceausescu (disambiguation). ... In sociology, counterculture is a term used to describe a cultural group whose values and norms are at odds with those of the social mainstream, a cultural equivalent of a political Opposition. ...


Vama Veche is located at 28.3 E longitude, 43.5 N latitude. Map of Earth showing curved lines of longitude Longitude, sometimes denoted λ, describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ... Latitude, denoted by the Greek letter φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. ...


External links

  • Save Vama Veche campaign
  • Stufstok music festival


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Vama Veche - Prea tarziu ! (1374 words)
"Dispeceratul de Cazare Vama Veche" are deosebita placere de a va invita in perioada 1 - 4 aprilie la standul din Pavilionul Central, de la Romexpo cu ocazia Targului National de Turism.
Localitatile Vama Veche si 2 Mai se remarca prin amploarea considerabila pe care au luat-o constructiile si amenajarile din apropierea plajei, de tipul pensiuni turistice si vile unde se ofera servicii de cazare si masa.
La 2 Mai si Vama Veche, peste 8.000 de turisti si-au instalat corturile pe plaja.
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Clashing strategic priorities in Vama Veche: The impact of transition and development on a traditional (semi) urban community
The author starts by describing the long tradition of "alternative tourism" and the clash of values that emerged with the transition to the free market in the 1990s impacting the types of tourist inflows.
The author then moves on to describe the emergence of an energetic lobbying association, formed by the bohemians themselves, called Save Vame Veche (SVV), against local authorities, arguing that the real problem is the unrestricted development that threatens the local customs and the fragile marine ecosystems.
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