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.
Botosani of Romania, in Moldavia, with the
capital city at Botosani.
In 2002, it had a population of 452,834 and the population density
Romanians - (98%)
Russians, Ukrainians and Rromas.
is situated between Siret and Prut, in the north-east part of the
county, Ukraine in the north and Moldavian Republic in the east.
At the west and south it has borders with the Suceava County and
it has total area of 4,986 km² (2.1% of the Romanian territory).
the relief is a high plain, between the valleys of the Siret River,
the Prut River and it's affluent the Jijia River.
temperate climate, influenced by the eastern air masses of the continent.
Republic of Moldova in the East - Edinet Raion.
County in the West.
in the North - Chernivtsi Oblast.
County in the South.
The predominant industries in the county are:
- Textile industry
- Food industry
- Electrical components industry
- Glass and porcelain industry
Stânca-Costesti there is one of the greatest hydroelectrical
power plants in Romania.
The main tourist attractions in the county are:
city of Botosani with:
- Art galeries Stefan Luchian - it is the art section of the county
museum. It has art masterpieces of Stefan Lucian, Octav Bancila
and the contemporan work of Ligia Macovei(the best ilusrator of
Mihai Eminescu's poetry, sculptures signed by Octav Bancila and
- County library "Mihai Eminescu" - known also as the
"Moscovici house" an arhitectural jewel, build in the
late XIX-th century, containing arhitectural elements from the
French and the German architecture.
- Memorial museum "Octav Onicescu" - that dates from
1995. It is dedicated to the mathematician with the same name.
The exhibition is composed of books, diplomas, handwritten papers,
village Ipotesti - Mihai Eminescu's birthplace situated 8 km from
village Liveni - George Enescu's birthplace.
museum of Saveni - Founded in 1964, it is dedicated to archeology,
and it covers the settlements and the necropolis of Ripiceni,
Miorcani, Draguseni, Hanesti and Saveni.
The county has 2 municipalities, 5 towns and 67 communes.