Iaşi County


Iaşi County

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*Republic of Moldova to the east - Ungheni raion.
*Neamţ County to the west.
*Botoşani County and Suceava County to the northwest.
*Vaslui County to the south.

Economy

Due to its topography, the county is predominantly agricultural. Industry is concentrated in the cities.

The principal industries in the county are:
*Software industry.
*Chemical industry.
*Pharmaceutical industry.
*Metallurgy and heavy equipment industry.
*Textile idustry.
*Food industry.

Tourism

The city of Iaşi is the most important city in Moldavia and one of the most important cultural centers in Romania. It has the oldest University (1860) in the country, and until the formation of Romania in 1859, it had the same importance as Bucharest.

The main tourist destinations in the county are:
* The city of Iaşi.
** The Palace of Culture.
** The Trei Ierarhi Orthodox church
** The Copou hill.
** The Metropolitan Cathedral, Iaşi.
* The Ruginoasa Palace.
* The towns of Paşcani, Târgu Frumos and Hârlău.

Administrative divisions

The county has 2 municipalities, 3 towns and 93 communes.

Municipalities

* Iaşi - capital city; population: 315,214
* Paşcani

Towns

* Târgu Frumos
* Hârlău
* Podu Iloaiei

Communes

People

* Grigore Antipa
* Monica Bârlădeanu, actress
* Emil Brumaru, poet
* Petre P. Carp
* Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
* Alexandru C. Cuza
* Liviu Deleanu
* Emil Gârleanu, writer
* Spiru Haret, mathematician
* Garabet Ibrăileanu
* Mihail Kogălniceanu
* Costache Negruzzi
* Iacob Negruzzi
* George Emil Palade
* Theodor Pallady
* Vasile Pogor
* Emil Racoviţă
* Mihail Sadoveanu
* Constantin Stamati, poet
* Dimitrie A. Sturdza
* Mihail Sturdza
* Ionel Teodoreanu
* Alexandru D. Xenopol

References

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