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Boto%C8%99ani County

Boto?ani County

Jude?ul Boto?ani
Former Boto?ani County Prefecture
Former Boto?ani County Prefecture
Location of Boto?ani County in Romania
Location of Boto?ani County in Romania
Coordinates: 47°50?N 26°49?E / 47.84°N 26.82°E / 47.84; 26.82Coordinates: 47°50?N 26°49?E / 47.84°N 26.82°E / 47.84; 26.82
Country Romania
Development region1Nord-Est
Historic regionMoldavia
Capital city (Re?edin de jude?)Boto?ani
 o TypeCounty Board
 o President of the County BoardMihai ?âbuleac (PD-L)
 o Prefect2Adrian Constantinescu
 o Total4,986 km2 (1,925 sq mi)
Area rank29th in Romania
 o Total412,626
 o Rank22nd in Romania
 o Density83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
Area code(s)+40 x314
Car PlatesBT5
GDPUS$ 1.726 billion (2015)
GDP/capitaUS$ 4,18 (2015)
WebsiteCounty Board
County Prefecture
1The developing regions of Romania have no administrative role. They were formed just to attract funds from the European Union[]
2 as of 2007, the Prefect is not a politician, but a public functionary. He (or she) is not allowed to be a member of a political party, and is banned to have any political activity in the first six months after the resignation (or exclusion) from the public functionary corps
3w, x, y, and z are digits that indicate the city, the street, part of the street, or even the building of the address
4x is a digit indicating the operator: 2 for the former national operator, Romtelecom, and 3 for the other ground telephone networks
5used on both the plates of the vehicles that operate only in the county limits (like utility vehicles, ATVs, etc.), and the ones used outside the county

Boto?ani County (Romanian pronunciation: [boto'?an?] ) is a county (jude?) of Romania, in Moldavia (few villages in Bukovina), with the capital city at Boto?ani.


As of 31 October 2011, it had a population of 412,626 and the population density was 83/km2.[1]

Year County population[2][3]
1948 385,236
1956 Increase 428,050
1966 Increase 452,406
1977 Decrease 451,217
1992 Increase 458,904
2002 Decrease 452,834
2011 Decrease 412,626
2016 Increase 455,973


  • it is situated between Siret and Prut, in the north-east part of the county, Ukraine in the north and Moldova in the east. At the west and south it has borders with the Suceava County and Ia?i County.
  • it has a total area of 4,986 km2 (2.1% of the Romanian territory).
  • the relief is a high plain, between the valleys of the Siret River, the Prut River and its affluent the Jijia River.
  • temperate climate, influenced by the eastern air masses of the continent.



This is a predominantly agricultural county.

The predominant industries in the county are:

  • Textile industry
  • Food industry
  • Electrical components industry
  • Glass and porcelain industry

At Stânca-Coste?ti there is one of the greatest hydroelectric power plants in Romania.


The Boto?ani County Council, elected at the 2016 local government elections, is made up of 33 counselors, with the following party composition:[4]

    Party Seats Current County Council
  Social Democratic Party 18                                    
  National Liberal Party 15                                    

Administrative divisions

Boto?ani County has 2 municipalities, 5 towns and 71 communes

Historical county

Jude?ul Boto?ani
County (Jude?)
The Boto?ani County Prefecture building from the interwar period, currently the county museum.
The Boto?ani County Prefecture building from the interwar period, currently the county museum.
Coat of arms of Jude?ul Boto?ani
Coat of arms
Romania 1930 county Botosani.png
CountryFlag of Romania.svg Romania
Historic regionMoldavia
Capital city (Re?edin de jude?)Boto?ani
 o Total3,077 km2 (1,188 sq mi)
 o Total218,258
 o Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

During the years between the world wars, the county extended over different territory than currently. It was located in the northeastern part of Romania, in the northeast of the region or Moldavia. The county included the southern part of the present county and the northern part of the current Ia?i County. It was bordered to the west by the counties of Suceava and Baia, to the north by Dorohoi, to the east by B?l?i, and to the south with Ia?i.


Map of Boto?ani County as it existed in 1938.

In 1930, the county was divided into three districts (pli):[5]

  1. Plasa Boto?ani
  2. Plasa Jijia
  3. Plasa Siret

Administration was re-organized in 1938, comprising 4 districts:

  1. Plasa Bucecea (with 52 villages, headquartered in Târgu Bucecea)
  2. Plasa R?chi?i (with 73 villages, headquartered in Boto?ani)
  3. Plasa Suli?a (with 49 villages, headquartered in Hârl?u)
  4. Plasa ?tef?ne?ti (with 77 villages, headquartered in ?tef?ne?ti)


According to the 1930 census data, the county population was 218,258 inhabitants, ethnically, 88.8% were Romanians, 9.0% were Jews, as well as other minorities. From the religious point of view, 89.4% were Eastern Orthodox, 9.2% Jewish, 0.7% Roman Catholic, as well as other minorities.

Urban population

In 1930, the county's urban population was 50,320 inhabitants, comprising ethnically 64.9% Romanians, 31.3% Jews, 0.9% Germans, as well as other minorities. From the religious point of view, the urban population was composed of Eastern Orthodox (64.5%), Jewish (32.3%), Roman Catholic (2.1%), as well as other minorities.


Natives of the county include:

See also


  1. ^ Tab8. Popula?ia stabil? dup? etnie - jude?e, municipii, ora?e, comune
  2. ^ Tab1. Popula?ia la recens?mintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992, 2002 ?i 2011 - categorii de localiti ?i jude?e
  3. ^ "Popula?ia României pe localitati la 1 ianuarie 2016" (in Romanian). INSSE. 6 June 2016. Archived from the original on 27 October 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Mandate de CJ pe judete si competitori" (in Romanian). Biroul Electoral Central. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ Portretul României Interbelice - Jude?ul Boto?ani

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