- Galaţi County
official_name = Galaţi
settlement_type = County ("Judeţ")
image_shield = Actual_Galati_county_CoA.png
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = ROU
subdivision_type1 = Development region1
subdivision_name1 = Sud-Est
subdivision_type2 = Historic region
subdivision_type3 = Capital city ("Reşedinţă de judeţ")
government_type = County Board
leader_title = President of the County Board
leader_name = Eugen Durbacă
leader_title1 = Prefect2
leader_name1 = Mihai Capra
area_total_km2 = 4466
population_as_of = 2002
population_total = 619556
population_density_km2 = 139
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_info = US$ 4.73 billion ("2008")
blank2_info = US$ 7,628 ("2008")
footnotes = 1The developing regions of
Romaniahave 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 Moldaviaregion, with the capital city at Galaţi.
Historically Galaţi is part of
Moldavia. In 1858, it was represented by Alexandru Ioan Cuzaat 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).
In 2002, it had a population of 619,556 and the
population densitywas 139/km².
Romanians- over 98% [National Institute of Statistics, " [http://www.recensamant.ro/pagini/tabele/t40a.pdf "Populaţia după etnie"] "]
Russians, Ukrainiansand Rromas.
This county has a total area of 4,466 km².
The county lies on a low plain, between the
Prut Riverin the East, the Siret Riverin the West and South-West. They both flow into the Danubewhich forms the border with Tulcea Countyin the South-East.
* Republic of Moldova in the East - Cahul raion.
Vrancea Countyin the West.
Vaslui Countyin the North.
Brăila Countyand Tulcea Countyin the South.
Due to the relief, the majority of the population in the rural areas work in agriculture. Fishing is another profitable occupation along the
Danubeand the Siret River. Galaţiis Romania's second harbour after Constanţa, the navigable channel on the Danube allowing the passage of large ships. In Galaţithere exist the biggest metallurgical complex in Romania- the Mittal-Sidex Complex. Also the second biggest shipyard can be found also at Galaţiallowing ships up to 55,000 tdw to be built.
The predominant industries in the county are:
* Metallurgy - 55% of Romania's
* Food industry.
* Textile industry.
* Ship building industry.
The county of Galaţi is also an important
The main tourist destinantions are:
* The city of
* The Brateş lake.
* The city of
The county has 2 municipalities, 2 towns and 59 communes.
Galaţi(capital city; population: 331,360)
* [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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