Galaţi County


Galaţi County

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Galaţi
settlement_type = County ("Judeţ")


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = ROU
subdivision_type1 = Development region1
subdivision_name1 = Sud-Est
subdivision_type2 = Historic region
subdivision_name2 = Moldavia
subdivision_type3 = Capital city ("Reşedinţă de judeţ")
subdivision_name3 = Galaţi
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government_type = County Board
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leader_title = President of the County Board
leader_name = Eugen Durbacă
leader_title1 = Prefect2
leader_name1 = Mihai Capra
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population_as_of = 2002
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population_total = 619556
population_density_km2 = 139
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timezone = EET
utc_offset = +2
timezone_DST = EEST
utc_offset_DST = +3
postal_code_type = Postal Code
postal_code = 80wxyz3
area_code = +40 x364
blank_name = Car Plates
blank_info = GL5
blank1_name = GDP
blank1_info = US$ 4.73 billion ("2008")
blank2_name = GDP/capita
blank2_info = US$ 7,628 ("2008")
footnotes = 1The developing regions of Romania have no administrative role. They where formed just to attract funds from the European Union
2 as of 2007, the Prefect is not a politician, but a public functionary. He (or she) is not allowed to be a member of a political party, and is banned to have any political activity in the first six months after the resignation (or exclusion) from the public functionary corps
3w, x, y, and z are digits that indicate the city, the street, part of the street, or even the building of the address
4x is a digit indicating the operator: 2 for the former national operator, Romtelecom, and 3 for the other ground telephone networks
5used on both the plates of the vehicles that operate only in the county limits (like utility vehicles, ATVs, etc.), and the ones used outside the county
website = [http://www.cjgalati.ro County Board]
[http://www.prefecturagalati.ro County Prefecture]

Galaţi (IPA2|ga.'laʦʲ) is a county (judeţ) of Romania, in Moldavia region, with the capital city at Galaţi.

History

Historically Galaţi is part of Moldavia. In 1858, it was represented by Alexandru Ioan Cuza at the "ad hoc Divan" at Iaşi, in the wake of the Crimean War.Prior to 1938 what is now eastern Galaţi was the separate county of Covurlui (Judeţul Covurlui).From 1938 to 1945 Galaţi was part of Ţinutul Dunării (Megacounty Dunării).

Demographics

In 2002, it had a population of 619,556 and the population density was 139/km².

*Romanians - over 98% [National Institute of Statistics, " [http://www.recensamant.ro/pagini/tabele/t40a.pdf "Populaţia după etnie"] "]
*Russians, Ukrainians and Rromas.

Geography

This county has a total area of 4,466 km².

The county lies on a low plain, between the Prut River in the East, the Siret River in the West and South-West. They both flow into the Danube which forms the border with Tulcea County in the South-East.

Neighbours

* Republic of Moldova in the East - Cahul raion.
* Vrancea County in the West.
* Vaslui County in the North.
* Brăila County and Tulcea County in the South.

Economy

Due to the relief, the majority of the population in the rural areas work in agriculture. Fishing is another profitable occupation along the Danube and the Siret River. Galaţi is Romania's second harbour after Constanţa, the navigable channel on the Danube allowing the passage of large ships. In Galaţi there exist the biggest metallurgical complex in Romania - the Mittal-Sidex Complex. Also the second biggest shipyard can be found also at Galaţi allowing ships up to 55,000 tdw to be built.

The predominant industries in the county are:
* Metallurgy - 55% of Romania's steel production.
* Food industry.
* Textile industry.
* Ship building industry.

The county of Galaţi is also an important transport hub.

Tourism

The main tourist destinantions are:
* The city of Galaţi.
* The Brateş lake.
* The city of Tecuci.

Administrative divisions

The county has 2 municipalities, 2 towns and 59 communes.

Municipalities

* Galaţi (capital city; population: 331,360)
* Tecuci

Towns

* Târgu Bujor
* Bereşti

Communes

References

External links

* [http://www.cjgalati.ro/ "Consiliul Judeţului Galaţi"] County administration webpage in Romanian
* [http://www.galatiul.com/ "Galati Online"] Viitorul portal galatean


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