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.
Salaj is a county (judet) of Romania, in the historical
region Transylvania, with the capital city at Zalau.
In 2002, it had a population of 248,015 and the population density
Romanians - 71.23%
Hungarians - 23.04%
Roma - 5.05%
Slovaks - 0.55%
Other or undeclared ethnicity - 0.13%
Year County population
This county has a total area of 3,864 km².
It lies in the area between the Apuseni Mountains
and the Eastern Carpathians known as the Somes River Platform. The
county is crossed by the Somes River. Some of the smaller rivers
are: Crasna, Barcau, Almas, Agrij and Salaj.
- Bihor County to the west.
- Maramures County and Satu Mare County to the
- Cluj County to the south and east.
The predominant industries in the county are:
- Machine and automotive components
- Wood, furniture and paper
The main tourist attractions in the county are:
- Museums in Zalau and Simleu Silvaniei.
- Wooden churches in Fildu de Sus, Sânmihaiu
Almasului, Baica, Racâs.
- Castles in Jibou and Simleu Silvaniei.
The county has one municipality, 3 towns and 56 communes.
- Zalau - capital city; population: 71,580
- Cehu Silvaniei
- Simleu Silvaniei
- Fildu de Jos
- Gârbou Halmasd
- Horoatu Crasnei
- Mesesenii de Jos
- Poiana Blenchii
- Sânmihaiu Almasului
- Treznea Ugrutiu
- Valcau de Jos
- Poarta Salajului