Giurgiu County

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—  County (Judeţ)  —
Actual Giurgiu county CoA.png
Coat of arms
Country Flag of Romania.svg Romania
Development region1 Sud
Historic region Muntenia
Capital city (Reşedinţă de judeţ) Giurgiu
 • Type County Board
 • President of the County Board Victor Boiangiu (PSD)
 • Prefect2 Sergiu Noruţ Stănişteanu
 • Total 3,526 km2 (1,361 sq mi)
Area rank 40th in Romania
Population (2002)
 • Total 297,859
 • Rank 38th in Romania
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 08wxyz3
Area code(s) +40 x464
Car Plates GR5
GDP US$ 1.59 billion (2008)
GDP/capita US$ 5,358 (2008)
Website County Board
County Prefecture
1The developing regions of Romania have no administrative role. They were formed 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 from 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

Giurgiu (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈd͡ʒjurd͡ʒju]) is a county (judeţ) of Romania, in Muntenia, with the capital city at Giurgiu.

Demographics Edit

In 2002, it had a population of 297,859 and the population density was 84/km².

Year County population[2]
1948 313,793
1956 325,045
1966 320,120
1977 327,494
1992 313,352
2002 297,859

Geography Edit

This county has a total area of 3,526 km².

The county is situated on a plain - the Southern part of the Romanian Plain. The landscape is flat, crossed by small rivers. The southern part is the valley of the Danube which forms the border with Bulgaria. In the North, the Argeş River and Dâmboviţa River flow.

Neighbours Edit

Economy Edit

The county has two big areas of development: one close to the city of Giurgiu - The Free Trade Zone Giurgiu, and one in the North of the county due to its proximity with Bucharest.

The predominant industries in the county are:

  • Food and beverages industry.
  • Textile industry.
  • Chemical industry.
  • Wood and furniture industry.
  • Mechanical components industry.

Agriculture is the main occupation in the county. Both extensive agriculture, and small scale - for Bucharest markets, is practiced. 59% of the cultivated surface is irrigated.

Tourism Edit

The county recently became famous for its lăutari, especially the group Taraful Haiducilor.

The main tourist destinations are:

The city of Giurgiu Edit

Here the tourists can visit:

  • The Clock Tower, made by Turks when the Giurgiu was "raia"
  • The Historical Museum
  • The theatre "Valah"
  • The first bridge built in angel from Europe, over the Canalul Sf Gheorghe and Canalul Plantelor, with a specific construction over 100 years old; near this bridge is a new one from 2007
  • The Bridge of Friendship over the Danube between Giurgiu, Romania and Rousse, Bulgaria
  • The churches painted by important painters like Grigorescu
  • The fluvial station on the Danube river "Port Giurgiu"
  • The street "Str. Garii" filled with markets
  • The beautiful parks from town where many statues and fountains can be found
  • Fishing along the Danube
  • The Călugăreni area
  • The monasteries from Giurgiu, Comana

Landscape in the northern part of the county

Administrative divisions Edit

Giurgiu County has 1 municipality, 2 towns and 51 communes:

References Edit

  1. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia după etnie"
  2. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 şi 2002"

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