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.
Ialomita is a county (judet) of Romania, in Muntenia,
with the capital city at Slobozia.
In 2002, it had a population of 296,572 and the population density
Romanians make up 95.6% of the population, the
largest minority being the Roma people (4.1%)
Year County population
This county has a total area of 4,453 km².
The county is situated in the Baragan Plain, all
the area is flat crossed by small rivers with small but deep valleys.
Its east border is on Danube and the Ialomita
River crosses the county from West to Eeast about the middle. The
Danube is split around the Ialomita Pond - the Old Danube branch
and the Borcea branch.
Until 1940 (in the West part) and 1967 (in
the East part) the county/plain was home of the great bustard (dropie
in romanian), with large populations of this bird. The birds disappeared
because of the massive village buildout and hunting them for food.
- Constanta County in the East.
- Ilfov County in the West.
- Braila County, Buzau County and Prahova County
in the North.
- Calarasi County in the South.
The agriculture is the main occupation in the
county. Industry is almoast entirely concentrated in the city of
The predominant industries in the county are:
- Food industry.
- Textile industry.
- Mechanical components industry.
The main turistical destinantions are:
The county has 3 municipalities, 4 towns and 57 communes.
- Slobozia - capital city; population: 56,913
- Crasanii de Sus
- Crasanii de Jos
- Gheorghe Doja
- Gheorghe Lazar
- Gura Ialomitei
- Ion Roata
- Mihail Kogalniceanu
- Sfântu Gheorghe
- Valea Ciorii
- Valea Macrisului