- Călărași County
Călărași — County (Judet) —
Coat of arms
Country Romania Development region1 Sud Historic region Muntenia Capital city (Resedinta de judet) Călărași Government - Type County Board - President of the County Board Răducu George Filipescu (National Liberal Party) - Prefect2 Emil Musat Area - Total 5,088 km2 (1,964.5 sq mi) Area rank 28th in Romania Population (2002) - Total 324,617 - Rank 34th in Romania - Density 64/km2 (165.8/sq mi) Time zone EET (UTC+2) - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3) Postal Code 91wxyz3 Area code(s) +40 x424 Car Plates CL5 GDP US$ 2.09 billion (2008) GDP/capita US$ 6,446 (2008) Website County Board
1The development regions of Romania have no administrative role. They were formed as a way of managing 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 from having any political activity in the first six months after resigning (or being excluded) 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
In 2002, it had a population of 324,617 and a population density of 64/km².
Year County population 1948 287,722 1956 318,573 1966 337,261 1977 338,807 1992 338,804 2002 324,617
List of cities by population
All the data, except Călărași, is as of 2002.
- Călărași (county's capital and largest city) – 73,823(as of 2005)
- Oltenița – 27,217
- Modelu (county's largest village) – 9,804
- Budești (with Crivăț village) – 9,709
- Borcea (village) – 9,676
- Dragalina (village) – 8,760
- Chirnogi (village) – 8,131
This county has an area of 5,088 km².
The entire area lies the south part of the Bărăgan Plain and is crossed by small rivers with deep valleys. On its southern and eastern sides there is the valley of the Danube which, on the eastern side, splits into a number of branches, forming islands, now drained. On the western side, the rivers Argeș and Dâmbovița form a wide valley before flowing into the Danube.
- Constanța County to the East.
- Ilfov County and Giurgiu County to the West.
- Ialomița County to the North.
- Bulgaria to the South – Silistra Province
Agriculture is the county's main industry, generating about 3% of the entire country's agricultural output.
The county's industries:
- Metallurgy – there is a big metallurgical plant in Călăraşi, similar to the one in Galaţi
- Food processing
- Construction materials
The main tourist destinantion:
Călăraşi County has 2 municipalities, 3 towns and 50 communes
- ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia după etnie"
- ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 şi 2002"
Călărași County, Romania Cities Towns Communes
Alexandru Odobescu · Belciugatele · Borcea · Căscioarele · Chirnogi · Chiselet · Ciocăneşti · Crivăţ · Curcani · Cuza Vodă · Dichiseni · Dor Mărunt · Dorobanţu · Dragalina · Dragoş Vodă · Frăsinet · Frumuşani · Fundeni · Gălbinaşi · Grădiştea · Gurbăneşti · Ileana · Independenţa · Jegălia · Lehliu · Luica · Lupşanu · Mânăstirea · Mitreni · Modelu · Nana · Nicolae Bălcescu · Perişoru · Plătăreşti · Radovanu · Roseţi · Săruleşti · Sohatu · Spanţov · Şoldanu · Ştefan cel Mare · Ştefan Vodă · Tămădău Mare · Ulmeni · Ulmu · Unirea · Vâlcelele · Valea Argovei · Vasilaţi · Vlad Ţepeş
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