Ialomița County

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Ialomița County
Județul Ialomița
—  County   —
Actual Ialomita county CoA.png
Coat of arms
Administrative map of Romania with Ialomița county highlighted
Coordinates: 44°38′N 27°18′E / 44.64, 27.3Coordinates: 44°38′N 27°18′E / 44.64, 27.3
Country Romania
Development region Sud
Historical region Muntenia
Capital Slobozia
 • Total 4,453 km2 (1,719 sq mi)
Area rank 35th
Population (2002)
 • Total 296,572
 • Rank 39th
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Telephone code (+40) 243 or (+40) 343[1]
ISO 3166 code RO-IL
Website County Council

Ialomița is a county (județ) of Romania, in Muntenia, with the capital city at Slobozia.


In 2002, it had a population of 296,572 and the population density was 67/km².

Romanians make up 95.6% of the population, the largest minority being the Gypsies (4.1%).[2]

Year County population[3]
1948 244,750
1956 274,655
1966 291,373
1977 295,965
1992 306,145
2002 296,572


This county has a total area of 4,453 km².

The county is situated in the Bărăgan Plain, all the area is flat crossed by small rivers with small but deep valleys.

Its east border is on Danube and the Ialomița River crosses the county from West to East about the middle. The Danube is split around the Ialomița Pond - the Old Danube branch and the Borcea branch.

Until 1940 (in the West part) and 1967 (in the East part) the county/plain was home of the great bustard (dropie in Romanian), with large populations of this bird. The birds disappeared because of the massive village buildout and hunting them for food.



Agriculture is the main occupation in the county. Industry is almost entirely concentrated in the city of Slobozia.

The predominant industries in the county are:

  • Food industry.
  • Textile industry.
  • Mechanical components industry.


The main tourist destinations are:

Administrative divisionsEdit

Ialomiţa County has 3 municipalities, 4 towns and 59 communes


  1. ^ The number used depends on the numbering system employed by the phone companies on the market.
  2. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia după etnie"
  3. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 şi 2002"

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