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.
Braila is a county (judet) of Romania, in Muntenia,
with the capital city at Braila.
In 2002, it had a population of 373,174 and the population density
Romanians - 98%
Romas, Russians, Lipovans, Aromanians and others.
This county has a total area of 4,766 km².
Al the county lies on a flat plane: the Baragan
Plain, one of the best areas for growing cereals in Romania.
On the east side there is the Danube, which forms
an island - The Great Braila Island surrounded by the Macin channel,
Cremenea channel and Vâlciu channel. On the northern side
there is the Siret River and on the north-western side there is
the Buzau River.
Tulcea County in the east.
County in the west.
County and Vrancea County in the north.
County and Constanta County in the south.
The agriculture is the main occupation in the county. Industry is
almoast entirely concentrated in the city of Braila.
The predominant industries in the county are:
- Food industry.
- Textile industry.
- Mechanical components industry.
The main tourist destinations are:
- The city of Braila.
- The Lacu Sarat Resort.
The county has 1 municipality, 3 towns and 40 communes.