Development regions of Romania

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The development regions of Romania (Romanian Regiunile de dezvoltare ale României) refer to the eight regional divisions created in Romania in 1998 in order to better co-ordinate regional development as Romania progressed towards accession to the European Union. The development regions correspond to NUTS II-level divisions in European Union member states. Despite becoming increasingly significant in regional development projects, Romania's development regions do not actually have an administrative status and do not have a legislative or executive council or government. Rather, they serve a function for allocating European Union PHARE funds for regional development, as well as for collection of regional statistics. They also co-ordinate a range of regional development projects and became members of the Committee of the Regions when Romania joined the EU on January 1, 2007.

List[edit]

These are the 8 development regions in Romania, which (with the exception of București-Ilfov) are named by their geographical position in the country:

  • RO1 – Macroregiunea 1:
    • Nord-Vest – RO11; 6 counties; 2,737,400 inhabitants; 34,159 km²
    • Centru – RO12; 6 counties; 2,638,809 inhabitants; 34,100 km²
  • RO2 – Macroregiunea 2:
    • Nord-Est – RO21; 6 counties; 3,836,875 inhabitants; 30,949
    • Sud-Est – RO22; 6 counties; 2,932,124 inhabitants; 35,770 km²
  • RO3 – Macroregiunea 3:
    • Sud – RO31; 7 counties; 3,458,759 inhabitants; 34,450 km²
    • Bucureşti-Ilfov – RO32; 1 county and Bucharest; 2,198,285 inhabitants; 1,821 km²
  • RO4 – Macroregiunea 4:
    • Sud-Vest – RO41; 5 counties; 2,394,895 inhabitants; 31,211 km²
    • Vest – RO42; 4 counties; 1,958,648 inhabitants; 32,028 km²

Economy[edit]

2006 GDP as reported by Eurostat
Region
(NUTS 2006)
Total
(million )
[1]
€ per
capita
(2005)[2]
PPP
(million €)
[3]
PPP
€ per capita
[4]
% of
EU average
GDP (PPP)
[5]
Romania[2] 79,587 3,681 171,542 7,933 35.4
Nord-Vest 11,575 3,499 23,164 8,500 35.9
Centru 11,439 3,742 21,892 9,100 38.3
Nord-Est 10,882 2,519 21,779 5,800 24.7
Sud-Est 10,897 3,211 21,807 7,700 32.5
Sud 12,562 3,028 25,139 7,600 32.1
Bucuresti-Ilfov 21,999.5 7,776 37,068 19,800 83.8
Sud-Vest 8,226 2,920 16,463 7,200 30.4
Vest 10,168 4,137 20,349 10,600 39.4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Site3-TGM table". Epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Regional GDP per inhabitant in the EU27" (PDF). Eurostat. 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2008-02-14. 
  3. ^ "Site3-TGM table". Epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  4. ^ "Site3-TGM table". Epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  5. ^ "Site3-TGM table". Epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu. Retrieved 2009-07-14.