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.
Mehedinti is a county (judet) of Romania, in the
historical provinces of Oltenia(mostly) and Banat(a little part
in the west). Its capital city is Turnu Severin.
In 2002, it had a population of 306,732 and the population density
Romanians - over 96%
Rromas - 3%
Serbs - almost 1%
Year County population
This county has a total area of 4,933 km².
In the North-West there are the Mehedinti Mountains
with heghts up to 1500 m, part of the Western end of the Southern
The heights decrease towards the East, passing
through the hills to a high plain - the Western end of the Romanian
In the South the Danube flows, forming a
wide valley, with channels and ponds. Other important river is the
Motru River in the East side, an affluent of the Jiu River. Also,
in the West side there is the Cerna River forming a passage between
the Oltenia region and the Banat region.
- Bulgaria in the South - Vidin Province.
- Serbia in the South-West - Bor District.
- Caras-Severin County in the North-West.
- Gorj County in the North-East.
- Dolj County in the South-East.
The energetic sector is highly developed in the
county, on the Danube being two big hydro electrical power plants.
Also in Drobeta-Turnu Severin there is a heavy water complex.
The predominant industries in the county are:
- Chemical industry.
- Food and beverages industry.
- Textile industry.
- Mechanical components industry.
- Railway and ship equipments industry.
- Wood and paper industry.
- In the North side, coal and copper are extracted.
The South side is mainly agricultural, suited
for growing cereals on large surfaces. Also vegetables are cultivated
and there are important surfaces of wines and fruit orchards.
The main turistical destinations are:
- The city of Drobeta-Turnu Severin - the ruins
of Trajan's first bridge over the Danube
- The city of Orsova.
- The Mehedinti Mountains.
- The Danube's Iron Gates.
- Lots of info about this area on Dubova.ro
The county has 2 municipalities, 3 towns and 61 communes.
- Drobeta-Turnu Severin
- capital city; population: 118,734
- Vânju Mare
- Baia de Arama
- Burila Mare
- Gârla Mare
- Izvoru Bârzii
- Obârsia de Câmp
- Padina Mare
- Poroina Mare