|o Total||8,499 km2 (3,281 sq mi)|
|o Density||24/km2 (61/sq mi)|
|Telephone code||(+40) 240 or (+40) 340|
|ISO 3166 code||RO-TL|
|GDP (nominal)||US$ 1.378 billion (2015)|
|GDP/capita||US$ 6,838 (2015)|
The county has a total area of 8,499 km².
The most significant feature of Tulcea County is the Danube Delta, which occupies about 1/3 of the entire surface and is located in the North-East side of the county. The Delta has three main branches: the Sulina branch (the only one navigable by large ships) in the middle, the Chilia branch in the North (the border with Ukraine) and the Sfântu Gheorghe branch (Saint George) in the South.
In the South-East of the county there are two lagoons: Razelm Lake and Sinoe Lake. In the Danube Delta and in the South--in the area between the Sfântu Gheorghe Channel and Razelm Lake--there are countless channels and small lakes. The entire area is included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites and Biosphere reserves.
The Danube River flows around the county in the West and North side. In the West, there is the M?cin Branch which flows on the East side of the Great Br?ila Island. From Smârdan (on the opposite side from Br?ila) to P?tl?geanca (close to Tulcea), the Danube has only one big flow of water, around which there are an immense number of lakes and small channels.
In the center of the county, there is the Casincea Plateau and the M?cin Mountains--the remains of a prehistorical mountains range (more than 400 million years old), with the greatest height at about 400 m.
Agriculture and fishing are the main occupations, involving about 48% of the population. Industry is concentrated in the large towns only.
The predominant industries in the county are:
The main destinations for tourists are:
|Party||Seats||Current County Council|
|Social Democratic Party||14|
|National Liberal Party||12|
|Alliance of Liberals and Democrats||3|
|People's Movement Party||2|
Tulcea County has 1 municipality, 4 towns and 46 communes.
The Tulcea prefecture building from the interwar period, now the Tulcea Art Museum.
|Capital city (Re?edin de jude?)||Tulcea|
|o Total||8,628 km2 (3,331 sq mi)|
|o Density||21/km2 (55/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
Historically, the county was located in the southeastern part of Greater Romania, in the region of north Dobruja. The borders of the historic county coincide with those of the present county. It bordered on the west with Br?ila County, northwest with Covurlui County, to the north with Ismail County, to the south by Constan?a County, and to the east and south-east with the Black Sea.
According to the 1930 census data, the county population was 184,038 inhabitants, ethnically divided as follows: 62.6% Romanians, 12.2% Russians, 10.6% Bulgarians, 2.5% Turks, 1.7% Greeks, 1.3% Germans, as well as other minorities. From the religious point of view, the population was 85.8% Eastern Orthodox, 8.3% Old-Rite Lipovan Orthodox, 2.8% Muslim, 1.5% Roman Catholic, 0.6% Lutheran, as well as other minorities.
In 1930, the county's urban population was 41,632 inhabitants, comprising 64.7% Romanians, 12.8% Russians, 5.5% Turks, 4.4% Greeks, 3.3% Bulgarians, 2.5% Jews, 0.8% Germans, as well as other minorities. Mother tongues among the urban population were Romanian (69.4%), followed by Russian (15.0%), Turkish (5.5%), Greek (3.9%), Yiddish (1.5%), as well as other minorities. From the religious point of view, the urban population was composed of 87.5% Eastern Orthodox, 5.7% Muslim, 2.6% Jewish, 1.9% Roman Catholic, as well as other minorities.