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Romania 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:

Suceava
Arges
Timis
Tulcea
Vaslui
Vâlcea
Vrancea
 
Satu Mare
Caras-Severin

Alongside 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.

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Suceava County

Suceava is a county (judet) of Romania, in the historical regions Moldavia, Bukovina and Transylvania, with the capital city at Suceava.

Demographics

In 2002, it had a population of 688,435 and the population density was 80.5/km².

Romanians - 96.3%
Romas - 1.33%
Ukrainians, Poles, Slovaks, other.


Year County population
1948 439,751
1956 507,674
1966 572,781
1977 633,899
1992 701,830
2002 688,435

Geography

This county has a total area of 8,553 km².

The western side of the county consists of mountains from the Eastern Carpathians group: the Rodna Mountains, the Rarau Mountains, the Giumalau Mountains and the three "Obcine" with lower heights. The county's elevation decreases toward the east, with the lowest height in the Siret River valley.

The rivers crossing the county are the Siret River with its tributaries: the Moldova River, the Suceava River and the Bistrita River.

Neighbours

  • Botosani County and Iasi County to the east.
  • Maramures County and Bistrita-Nasaud County to the west.
  • Ukraine to the north - Chernivtsi Oblast.
  • Mures County, Harghita County and Neamt County to the south.

Economy

The predominant industries in the county are:

  • Wood industry - the county has the largest surfaces covered with forests in Romania.
  • Food industry.
  • Mechanical components industry.
  • Construction materials industry.
  • Textile and leather industry
  • For Market Example for all the stuff above: Metro(one of the biggest Markets in Romania).


There are also metals explorations in the mountains.



Tourism


The main tourist attractions in the county are:

  • The city of Suceava with its medieval fortifications.
  • The Painted churches of northern Moldavia and their Monasteries:
    - The Voronet Monastery.
    - The Putna Monastery.
    - The Moldovita Monastery.
    - The Sucevita Monastery.
    - The Bogdana Monastery from Radauti.
    - The Humor Monastery.
    - The Arbore Monastery.
    - The Probota Monastery.
    - The Dragomirna Monastery.
  • The Vatra Dornei Resort.
  • The cities of Radauti, Falticeni and Câmpulung Moldovenesc.

Administrative divisions

The county has 5 municipalities, 11 towns and 96 communes.

Municipalities

  • Suceava - capital city; population: 118,670
  • Falticeni
  • Radauti
  • Câmpulung Moldovenesc
  • Vatra Dornei

Towns

  • Brosteni
  • Cajvana
  • Dolhasca
  • Frasin
  • Gura Humorului
  • Liteni
  • Milisauti
  • Salcea
  • Siret
  • Solca
  • Vicovu de Sus

Communes

  • Adâncata
  • Arbore
  • Baia
  • Balaceana
  • Balcauti
  • Bilca
  • Bogdanesti
  • Boroaia
  • Bosanci
  • Botosana
  • Breaza
  • Brodina
  • Brosteni
  • Bunesti
  • Burla
  • Cacica
  • Calafindesti
  • Capu Câmpului
  • Cârlibaba
  • Ciocanesti
  • Ciprian Porumbescu
  • Comanesti
  • Cornu Luncii
  • Cosna
  • Crucea
  • Darmanesti
  • Dolhesti
  • Dorna-Arini
  • Dorna Candrenilor
  • Dornesti
  • Dragoiesti
  • Draguseni
  • Dumbraveni
  • Fântâna Mare
  • Fântânele
  • Forasti
  • Fratautii Noi
  • Fratautii Vechi
  • Frumosu
  • Fundu Moldovei
  • Galanesti
  • Gramesti
  • Granicesti
  • Hantesti
  • Hârtop
  • Horodnic de Jos
  • Horodnic de Sus
  • Horodniceni
  • Iacobeni
  • Iaslovat
  • Ilisesti
  • Ipotesti
  • Izvoarele Sucevei
  • Malini
  • Manastirea Humorului
  • Marginea
  • Mitocu Dragomirnei
  • Moara
  • Moldova-Sulita
  • Moldovita
  • Musenita
  • Ostra
  • Paltinoasa
  • Panaci
  • Pârtestii de Jos
  • Patrauti
  • Poiana Stampei
  • Pojorâta
  • Preutesti
  • Putna
  • Radaseni
  • Râsca
  • Sadova
  • Saru Dornei
  • Satu Mare
  • Scheia
  • Serbauti
  • Siminicea
  • Slatina
  • Straja
  • Stroiesti
  • Stulpicani
  • Sucevita
  • Todiresti
  • Udesti
  • Ulma
  • Vadu Moldovei
  • Valea Moldovei
  • Vama
  • Vatra Moldovitei
  • Veresti Vicovu de Jos
  • Voitinel
  • Volovat
  • Vulturesti Zamostea
  • Zvoristea

Villages

  • Solonetu Nou