Vrancea County
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Vrancea County
Vrancea County

Jude?ul Vrancea
Coat of arms of Vrancea County
Coat of arms
Administrative map of Romania with Vrancea county highlighted
Coordinates: 45°47?N 26°58?E / 45.79°N 26.97°E / 45.79; 26.97Coordinates: 45°47?N 26°58?E / 45.79°N 26.97°E / 45.79; 26.97
CountryRomania
Development regionSud-Est
Historical regionMoldavia, Muntenia
CapitalFoc?ani
Area
 o Total4,857 km2 (1,875 sq mi)
Area rank31st
Population
(2011)
 o Total340,310
 o Rank31st
 o Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Telephone code(+40) 237 or (+40) 337[1]
ISO 3166 codeRO-VN
GDP (nominal)US$ 1.82 billion (2015)
GDP/capitaUS$ 5,352 (2015)
WebsiteCounty Council
Prefecture

Vrancea (Romanian pronunciation: ['vrante?a]) is a county (jude?) in Romania, with its seat at Foc?ani. It is mostly in the historical region of Moldavia but the southern part, below the Milcov River, is in Muntenia.

Demographics

In 2011, it had a population of 340,310 and a population density of 70/km².

Year County population[3]
1948 290,183
1956 Increase 326,532
1966 Increase 351,292
1977 Increase 369,740
1992 Increase 392,651
2002 Decrease 387,632
2011 Decrease 340,310

Geography

Hills near the Milcov River, which divides Moldavia from Muntenia.

Vrancea County's area is of 4,857 km².

A curvedly shaped mountainous area, known in Romanian as Carpa?ii de Curbur?, lies in the western part of the county, at the Southern end of Eastern Carpathians, with heights over 1400 m. To the East, the heights decrease into hilly areas and the lower valley of Siret River.

The main tributary of the Siret River, which crosses the county, is the Putna.

The area is a seismically active one, with yearly earthquakes whose focal depths are between 80 and 160 km and therefore affect wide regions. The most notable is the 1977 Vrancea earthquake, which killed over 1500 people in Romania and Bulgaria.

Neighbours

Economy

Vineyards near Foc?ani, the seat of Vrancea County.

The county is famous for its wines, being the biggest wine producer in Romania. Over 11% of the county surface is covered with vines. The county's best known wine regions are Panciu - 8100 ha, Odobe?ti - 7000 ha, and Cote?ti.

County's main industries:

  • Foods and beverages;
  • Textiles;
  • Paper manufacturing and furniture making;
  • Mechanical parts and components.
  • Cookware and bakeware production

Tourism

The Suvorov monument near Foc?ani

County's main destinations:

Politics

The Vrancea 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 13                                    
  Alliance of Liberals and Democrats 2                                    

Administrative divisions

Vrancea County has 2 municipalities, 3 towns and 68 communes

See also

References

  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. ^ "Mandate de CJ pe judete si competitori" (in Romanian). Biroul Electoral Central. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 2016.

External links


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