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.
Iasi is a county (judet) of Romania, in Moldavia,
with the capital city at Iasi. Iasi is named after the ancient Iazygi
people who once lived there.
At the July 1, 2006, Iasi County had a population of 824,083, making
it the second most populous county in Romania after Bucharest, with
a population density of 150/km².
Romanians - 98%
The population of Iasi county has nearly doubled over the past sixty
Year County population
This county has a total area of 5,476 km².
The county lies on a plain between the Siret River
and the Prut River. Also the Bahlui river (the city of Iasi lies
on its banks) and Jijia River crosses the county.
- Republic of Moldova to the east - Ungheni raion.
- Neamt County to the west.
- Botosani County and Suceava County to the northwest.
- Vaslui County to the south.
Due to the relief, the county is a predominant
agricultural one. The industry is concentrated only in the cities.
The predominant industries in the county are:
- Software industry.
- Chemical industry.
- Pharmaceutical industry.
- Metallurgy and heavy equipment industry.
- Textile idustry.
- Food industry.
The city of Iasi is the most important city in
Moldavia and one of the most important cultural centers in Romania.
It has the oldest University (1860) in the country, and until the
formation of Romania in 1859 it had the same importance as Bucharest.
The main tourist destinations in the county are:
- The city of Iasi.
- The Palace of Culture.
- The "Trei Ierarhi" Orthodox Cathedral.
- The Copou hill.
- The Metropolitan Cathedral.
- The Ruginoasa Palace.
- The towns of Pascani, Târgu Frumos and
The county has 2 municipalities, 3 towns and 92 communes.
- Iasi - capital city; population: 320,888
- Târgu Frumos
- Podu Iloaiei
- Alexandru Ioan Cuza
- Coarnele Caprei
- Ion Neculce
- Schitu Duca
- Valea Lupului
- Valea Seaca