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Iași County
Județul Iași
—  County   —
Actual Iasi county CoA.svg
Coat of arms
Administrative map of Romania with Iași county highlighted
Coordinates: 47°15′N 27°19′E / 47.25, 27.31Coordinates: 47°15′N 27°19′E / 47.25, 27.31
Country Romania
Development region Nord-Est
Historical region Moldavia
Capital Iași
Area
 • Total 5,476 km2 (2,114 sq mi)
Area rank 23rd
Population (2011)
 • Total 772,348
 • Rank 2nd
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Telephone code (+40) 232 or (+40) 332[1]
ISO 3166 code RO-IS
Website County Council
Prefecture

Iași is a county (judeţ) of Romania, in Moldavia, with the administrative seat at Iași.

DemographicsEdit

As of 1 July 2007, Iași County had a population of 825,100, making it the second most populous county in Romania after Bucharest, with a population density of 150/km².[2]

The population of Iaşi county has nearly doubled over the past sixty years.

GeographyEdit

This county has a total area of 5,476 km².

The county lies on a plain between the Siret River and the Prut River. Also the Bahlui River (on the banks of which the city of Iaşi lies) and the Jijia River cross the county.

NeighboursEdit

EconomyEdit

Due to its topography, the county is predominantly agricultural. Industry is concentrated in the cities.

The principal industries in the county are:
* Software industry.
* Chemical industry.
* Pharmaceutical industry.
* Metallurgy and heavy equipment industry.
* Textile industry.
* Food industry.

TourismEdit

The city of Iaşi is the most important city in Moldavia and one of the most important cultural centers in Romania. It has the oldest University (1860) in the country, and until the formation of Romania in 1859, it had the same importance as Bucharest.

The main tourist destinations in the county are:
* The city of Iaşi.
** The Palace of Culture.
** The Trei Ierarhi Orthodox church
** The Copou hill.
** The Metropolitan Cathedral, Iași.
* The Ruginoasa Palace.
* The towns of Pașcani, Târgu Frumos and Hârlău.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Iași County has 2 municipalities, 3 towns and 93 communes
*Municipalities
**Iași - capital city; population: 315,214 (as of 2007)
**Pașcani
*Towns
**Hârlău
**Podu Iloaiei
**Târgu Frumos

People Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The number used depends on the numbering system employed by the phone companies on the market.
  2. ^ "Populatia la 1 iulie 2007" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. 2007-07-01. http://www.insse.ro/cms/rw/resource/populatia%20la%201%20iulie.htm?download=true. Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
  3. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia după etnie"
  4. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 şi 2002"


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