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.
Calarasi is a county (judet) of Romania, in Muntenia,
with the county seat at Calarasi.
In 2002, it had a population of 324,617 and a population density
Romanians - 95%
Rromas, and others.
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.
- 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
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
- Construction materials
The main tourist destinantion:
- The town of Calarasi;
- The town of Oltenita;
- Fishing on the Danube.
President of County Council - Iosif Secasan Democratic
Vicepresidents - Horia Irimia, National Liberal Party and Tilica
The county has 2 municipalities, 3 towns, and 48 communes.