The settlement was documented during the reign of Matei Basarab, who endowed the monastery built by him in Slobozia vast land around the lake. In 1864, the secularization of the monasteries, these lands were taken over by the state. When the first human
settlements were established. By 1903, Amara was a hamlet and village belonged Slobozia Veche. In April 2004 received the status of the city of Amara.
Situated in the eastern Romanian Plain, Amara has a continental steppe climate with hot summers and cold winters. The average annual temperature is 10.