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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:

Calarasi
Arges
Timis
Tulcea
Vaslui
Vâlcea
Vrancea
 
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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Calarasi County

Calarasi is a county (judet) of Romania, in Muntenia, with the county seat at Calarasi.


Demographics

In 2002, it had a population of 324,617 and a population density of 64/km².

Romanians - 95%
Rromas, and others.

Year County population
1948 287,722
1956 318,573
1966 337,261
1977 338,807
1992 338,804
2002 324,617

Geography

This county has an area of 5,088 km².

The entire area lies the south part of the Baragan Plain and is crossed by small rivers with deep valleys. On its southern and eastern sides there is the valley of the Danube which, on the eastern side, splits into a number of branches, forming islands, now drained. On the western side, the rivers Arges and Dâmbovita form a wide valley before flowing into the Danube.

Neighbours

  • Constanta County to the East.
  • Ilfov County and Giurgiu County to the West.
  • Ialomita County to the North.
  • Bulgaria to the South - Silistra Province and Ruse Province.

Economy

Agriculture is the county's main industry, generating about 3% of the entire country's agricultural output.

The county's industries:

  • Metallurgy - there is a big metallurgical plant in Calarasi, similar to the one in Galati
  • Food processing
  • Textiles
  • Construction materials

Tourist

The main tourist destinantion:

  • The town of Calarasi;
  • The town of Oltenita;
  • Fishing on the Danube.

Administration

President of County Council - Iosif Secasan Democratic Party
Vicepresidents - Horia Irimia, National Liberal Party and Tilica Pîrvulescu

Administrative divisions

The county has 2 municipalities, 3 towns, and 48 communes.

Municipalities

  • Calarasi
  • Oltenita

Towns

  • Budesti
  • Fundulea
  • Lehliu-Gara

Communes

  • Alexandru Odobescu
  • Belciugatele
  • Borcea
  • Cascioarele
  • Chirnogi
  • Chiselet
  • Ciocanesti
  • Curcani
  • Cuza Voda
  • Dichiseni
  • Dor Marunt
  • Dorobantu
  • Dragalina
  • Dragos Voda
  • Frasinet
  • Frumusani
  • Fundeni
  • Gradistea
  • Gurbanesti
  • Ileana
  • Independenta
  • Jegalia
  • Lehliu
  • Luica
  • Lupsanu
  • Mânastirea
  • Mitreni
  • Modelu
  • Nana
  • Nicolae Balcescu
  • Perisoru
  • Plataresti
  • Radovanu
  • Roseti
  • Sarulesti
  • Sohatu
  • Spantov
  • Soldanu
  • Stefan cel Mare
  • Stefan Voda
  • Tamadau Mare
  • Ulmeni
  • Ulmu
  • Unirea
  • Valea Argovei
  • Vasilati
  • Vâlcelele
  • Vlad Tepes