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Romania 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:

Arges
Timis
Tulcea
Vaslui
Vâlcea
Vrancea
Braila
 
Caras-Severin

Alongside 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.

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Braila County

Braila is a county (judet) of Romania, in Muntenia, with the capital city at Braila.


Demographics
In 2002, it had a population of 373,174 and the population density was 78/km².

Romanians - 98%
Romas, Russians, Lipovans, Aromanians and others.

Year County population
1948 271,251
1956 297,276
1966 339,954
1977 377,954
1992 392,031
2002 373,174

Geography

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.

Neighbours

  • Tulcea County in the east.
  • Buzau County in the west.
  • Galati County and Vrancea County in the north.
  • Ialomita County and Constanta County in the south.

Economy
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.

Tourist attractions
The main tourist destinations are:

  • The city of Braila.
  • The Lacu Sarat Resort.

Administrative divisions

The county has 1 municipality, 3 towns and 40 communes.

Municipalities

  • Braila

Towns

  • Ianca
  • Însuratei
  • Faurei

Communes

  • Baraganul
  • Bertestii de Jos
  • Bordei Verde
  • Cazasu
  • Câineni-Bai
  • Chiscani
  • Ciocile
  • Ciresu
  • Dudesti
  • Frecatei
  • Galbenu
  • Gemenele
  • Gradistea
  • Gropeni
  • Jirlau
  • Marasu
  • Maxineni
  • Mircea Voda
  • Movila Miresii
  • Racovita
  • Râmnicelu
  • Romanu
  • Rosiori
  • Salcia Tudor
  • Scortaru Nou
  • Silistea
  • Stancuta
  • Surdila-Gaiseanca
  • Surdila-Greci
  • Sutesti
  • Tichilesti
  • Traian
  • Tudor Vladimirescu
  • Tufesti
  • Ulmu
  • Unirea
  • Vadeni
  • Victoria
  • Visani
  • Viziru
  • Zavoaia