is divided into forty-one counties (judete), as well as the municipality
of Bucharest (Bucuresti), which is its own administrative unit.
Each county is administered by a county council (consiliu judetean),
responsible for local affairs, as well as a prefect, who is appointed
by the central government but cannot be a member of any political
party. In alphabetical order, the counties are:
the county structure, Romania is also divided into eight development
regions, which correspond to NUTS-II divisions in the European Union,
but which have no administrative capacity and are instead used for
co-ordinating regional development projects and statistical purposes.
The country is further subdivided into 2686 communes, which are
rural localities, and 265 towns. Communes and towns have their own
local councils and are headed by a mayor (primar). Larger and more
urbanised towns gain the status of municipality, which gives them
greater administrative power over local affairs.
is a county (judet) of Romania, in Crisana, with the capital city
at Arad (population: 185,272).
In 2002, it had a population of 461,791 and the population density
are the majority of the county's population. The ethnic minorities
are the Hungarians, Ethnic Germans and Rromas.
This county has a total area of 7,754 km².
In the east there are the Zarand Mountains
from the Apuseni Mountains group. In the west the heights decrease
towards the Western Romania Plain.
The county is crossed in the south side by
the Mures River and in the north side by the Crisul Alb River
Hunedoara County and Alba County in the East.
in the West - Békés County and Csongrád County.
County in the North.
County in the South.
The county is also part of the Danube-Kris-Mures-Tisa
Along with Timis County forms one of the most developed regions
in Romania. Due to its proximity to the border, it attracts a great
number of foreign investments.
The predominant industries in the county
and automotive components.
The main tourist destinations are:
city of Arad
areas around Savârsin, Peris, Macea and Pecica.
The county has one municipality, 9 towns and 68 communes.