Vaslui County
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Vaslui County
Vaslui County

Jude?ul Vaslui
Coat of arms of Vaslui County
Coat of arms
Administrative map of Romania with Vaslui county highlighted
Coordinates: 46°35?N 27°46?E / 46.59°N 27.77°E / 46.59; 27.77Coordinates: 46°35?N 27°46?E / 46.59°N 27.77°E / 46.59; 27.77
Development regionNord-Est
Historical regionMoldavia
 o Total5,318 km2 (2,053 sq mi)
Area rank27th
 o Total395,500
 o Rank24th
 o Density74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Telephone code(+40) 235 or (+40) 335[1]
ISO 3166 codeRO-VS
GDP (nominal)US$ 1.572 billion (2015)
GDP/capitaUS$ 3,975 (2015)
WebsiteCounty Council

Vaslui County (Romanian pronunciation: [vas'luj]) is a county (jude?) of Romania, in the historical region Western Moldavia, with the seat at Vaslui.


In 2011, it had a population of 395,499 and the population density was 74/km².

Year County population[3]
1948 344,917
1956 Increase 401,626
1966 Increase 431,555
1977 Increase 437,251
1992 Increase 457,799
2002 Decrease 455,049
2011 Decrease 395,499


This county has an area of 5,318 km².

The county lies on a plane, being bounded by the Prut River on the east and crossed in its centre by Bârlad River, a tributary of Siret River.




Vaslui County was heavily industrialised during the communist period and had large industrial complexes that went bankrupt during the 1990s. Today, the county's industry is mainly agricultural one, with other industries concentrated in the main urban areas.

County's main industries:

  • mechanical components
  • chemicals
  • food stuffs
  • textiles.


The main tourist destinations are the cities of Vaslui, Bârlad and Hu?i. The Vaslui County Council, the county councils of the Leova and Hînce?ti districts in the Republic of Moldova, and the European Union (through the Phare program), have set up a program which seeks to promote tourism in these regions.[4] The main tourist attractions of the Vaslui-Hînce?ti-Leova touristic program are, among others, the medieval and early modern churches and monasteries, the Manuc Bei Hunting Palace and the Manuc - Mirzaian Manor Palace (similar to Manuc's Inn in Bucharest) in Hînce?ti, as well as the region's natural riches.


The Vaslui County Council, elected at the 2016 local government elections, is made up of 33 counselors, with the following party composition:[5]

    Party Seats Current County Council
  Social Democratic Party 20                                        
  National Liberal Party 10                                        
  Alliance of Liberals and Democrats 3                                        

Administrative divisions

Justice Palace in Vaslui

Vaslui County has 3 municipalities, 2 towns and 81 communes




Historical county

Jude?ul Vaslui
County (Jude?)
The Vaslui County court building from the interwar period, later functioned as Vaslui city hall.
The Vaslui County court building from the interwar period, later functioned as Vaslui city hall.
Coat of arms of Jude?ul Vaslui
Coat of arms
Romania 1930 county Vaslui.png
CountryFlag of Romania.svg Romania
Historic regionMoldavia
Capital city (Re?edin de jude?)Vaslui
 o Total2,260 km2 (870 sq mi)
 o Total139,503
 o Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

The county was located in the central-eastern part of Romania, in the center of the historical region of Moldavia. At present, most of its territory is included in the current Vaslui County borders, smaller parts being included in Ia?i County and Bac?u County. It bordered on the north with the Ia?i County, to the west with Roman County, to the east with F?lciu County and to the south with the Tutova and Bac?u Counties.


Map of Vaslui County as constituted in 1938.

The county was originally divided administratively into four districts (pli):[6]

  1. Plasa Crasna, headquartered at Crasna
  2. Plasa Racova, headquartered at Racova
  3. Plasa Stemnic

Subsequently, the territory of the county was reorganized, being divided into three different districts:

  1. Plasa Movila lui Burcel, headquartered at Cod?e?ti
  2. Plasa Pene? Curcanul, headquartered at Punge?ti
  3. Plasa ?tefan cel Mare, headquartered at Negre?ti


According to the 1930 census data, the county population was 139,503 inhabitants, 93.4% Romanians, 3.6% Jews, 2.3% Romanies, as well as other minorities. From the religious point of view, the population was 95.7% Eastern Orthodox, 3.6% Jewish, 0.2% Roman Catholic, as well as other minorities.

Urban population

In 1930, the county's urban population was 15,310 inhabitants, comprising 72.5% Romanians, 21.4% Jews, 3.0% Romanies, as well as other minorities. From the religious point of view, the urban population was composed of 76.4% Eastern Orthodox, 21.4% Jewish, 1.1% Roman Catholic, as well as other minorities.


  1. ^ The number used depends on the numbering system employed by the phone companies on the market.
  2. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Popula?ia dup? etnie" Archived 2009-08-16 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Popula?ia la recens?mintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 ?i 2002"
  4. ^ "Itinerarii cultural religioase". Archived from the original on 2008-09-16. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Mandate de CJ pe judete si competitori" (in Romanian). Biroul Electoral Central. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ Portretul României Interbelice - Jude?ul Vaslui

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