Braşov County


Braşov County

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*Covasna County in the East.
*Sibiu County in the West.
*Mureş County and Harghita County in the North.
*Argeş County, Dâmboviţa County and Prahova County in the South.

Economy

Braşov is one of the most prosperous regions of Romania and has a tradition in industry. During WWII, IAR 80 and towards the end of the war Bf109, fighter aircraft were built in Braşov. During the communist period it was heavily industrialised, and its heritage were some very large industrial complexes. Some of them managed to survive and adapt to the capitalist type market economy, some of them didn't, leaving behind them a high rate of unemployment. Due to new investments, mainly foreign ones, the economy managed to partially recover.

The predominant industries in the county are:
* Mechanical and automotive industry.
* Chemical industry.
* Construction materials.
* Food industry.

Around Făgăraş and Victoria there are big chemical complexes which pollute the region.

Tourism

Braşov contains some of the most attractive tourist destinations in Romania.

The main tourist attractions in the county are:
* The city of Braşov.
* Poiana Braşov mountain resort.
* Predeal mountain resort.
* Bran with its castle often referred to as Dracula's castle.
* The Făgăraş Mountains.
* The medieval fortresses of Făgăraş and Râşnov.
* The Fortified churches from the Saxon villages in the Burzenland area.

Administrative divisions

The county has 4 municipalities, 6 towns and 47 communes.

Municipalities

* Braşov
* Făgăraş
* Codlea
* Săcele

Towns

* Ghimbav
* Predeal
* Râşnov
* Rupea
* Victoria
* Zărneşti

Communes

References

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