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.
Galati is a county (judet) of Romania, in Moldavia
region, with the capital city at Galati.
Galati is part of Moldavia. In 1858, it was represented by Alexandru
Ioan Cuza at the ad hoc Divan at Iasi, in the wake of the Crimean
War. Prior to 1938 what is now eastern Galati was the separate county
of Covurlui (Judetul Covurlui). From 1938 to 1945 Galati was part
of Tinutul Dunarii (Megacounty Dunarii).
In 2002, it had a population of 619,556 and the population density
Romanians - over 98%
Russians, Ukrainians and Rromas.
This county has a total area of 4,466 km².
The county lies on a low plain, between
the Prut River in the East, the Siret River in the West and South-West.
They both flow into the Danube which forms the border with Tulcea
County in the South-East.
- Republic of Moldova in the East - Cahul raion.
- Vrancea County in the West.
- Vaslui County in the North.
- Braila County and Tulcea County in the South.
Due to the relief, the majority of the population
in the rural areas work in agriculture. Fishing is another profitable
occupation along the Danube and the Siret River. Galati is Romania's
second harbour after Constanta, the navigable channel on the Danube
allowing the passage of large ships. In Galati there exist the biggest
metallurgical complex in Romania - the Mittal-Sidex Complex. Also
the second biggest shipyard can be found also at Galati allowing
ships up to 55,000 tdw to be built.
The predominant industries in the county
- Metallurgy - 55% of
Romania's steel production.
- Food industry.
- Textile industry.
- Ship building industry.
The county of Galati is
also an important transport hub.
The main turistical destinantions are:
- The city of Galati.
- The Brates lake.
- The city of Tecuci.
The county has 2 municipalities, 2 towns and 59 communes.
- Galati (capital city;
- Costache Negri
- Cuza Voda
- Slobozia Conachi
- Tudor Vladimirescu
- Valea Marului