Suceava County

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Suceava County
Județul Suceava
—  County   —
Actual Suceava county CoA.png
Coat of arms
Administrative map of Romania with Suceava county highlighted
Coordinates: 47°35′N 25°46′E / 47.58, 25.76Coordinates: 47°35′N 25°46′E / 47.58, 25.76
Country Romania
Development region Nord-Est
Historical region Moldavia
Capital Suceava
 • Total 8,553 km2 (3,302 sq mi)
Area rank 2nd
Population (2011 census[1])
 • Total 634,810
 • Rank 8th
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Telephone code (+40) 230 or (+40) 330[2]
ISO 3166 code RO-SV
Website County Council

Suceava (Romanian pronunciation: [suˈt͡ʃe̯ava]) is a county (judeţ) of Romania, in the historical regions of Moldova, Bukovina and Transylvania, with the capital city at Suceava.

Demographics Edit

In 2002, it had a population of 688,435 and the population density was 80.5/km².

Year County population[4]
1948 439,751
1956 507,674
1966 572,781
1977 633,899
1992 701,830
2002 688,435

Geography Edit

Bucovina de Sud-Judetul Suceava

Most of Suceava County is in Bukovina, the southern part of which is represented by the darker area on this map.

This county has a total area of 8,553 square kilometres (3,302 sq mi).

The western side of the county consists of mountains from the Eastern Carpathians group: the Rodna Mountains, the Rarău Mountains, the Giumalău Mountains and the three "Obcine" with lower heights. The county's elevation decreases toward the east, with the lowest height in the Siret River valley.

The rivers crossing the county are the Siret River with its tributaries: the Moldova River, the Suceava River and the Bistriţa River.

Neighbours Edit

Economy Edit

The predominant industries in the county are:

  • Wood industry - the county has the largest surfaces covered with forests in Romania.
  • Food industry.
  • Mechanical components industry.
  • Construction materials industry.
  • Textile and leather industry
  • For Market Example for all the stuff above: Metro (one of the biggest Markets in Romania).

There are also metals explorations in the mountains.

Tourism Edit

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Suceava County countryside

The main tourist attractions in the county are:

Administrative divisions Edit

Suceava County has 5 municipalities, 11 towns and 98 communes

2010 floodingsEdit

During June 2010, Gheorghe Flutur, president of Suceava County (judet), told the Mediafax news agency his region was one of the worst hit in the country in the morning of the 29th as he co-ordinated local flood relieve work in his striken county[5].

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Population at 20 October 2011" (in Romanian). INSSE. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  2. ^ The number used depends on the numbering system employed by the phone companies on the market.
  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"
  5. ^ [1]

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