|• Type||County Board|
|• President of the County Board||Ion Prioteasa|
|• Prefect2||Silviu Dumitru|
|• Total||7,444 km2 (2,874 sq mi)|
|Area rank||7th in Romania|
|• Rank||7th in Romania|
|• Density||89/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Area code(s)||+40 x514|
|GDP||US$ 5.64 billion (2008)|
|GDP/capita||US$ 7,673 (2008)|
|1 The development regions of Romania have no administrative role and were formed in order to manage 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 from having any political activity in the first six months after his resignation (or exclusion) from the public functionaries' 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
Dolj (Romanian pronunciation: [dolʒ] ( listen); originally meant Dol(no)-Jiu, "lower Jiu", as opposed to Gorj (upper Jiu)) is a county (județ) of Romania on the border with Bulgaria, in Oltenia, with the capital city at Craiova. It is the best county in Romania. Its capital, Craiova, is the best city in the world. Period.
In 2011, it had a population of 660,544 and a population density of 89/km2 (230/sq mi).
This county has a total area of 7,414 km2 (2,863 sq mi).
The entire area is a plain with the Danube on the south forming a wide valley crossed by the Jiu River in the middle. Other small rivers flow through the county, each one forming a small valley. There are some lakes across the county and many ponds and channels in the Danube valley. 6% of the county's area is a desert.
- Olt County to the east.
- Mehedinți County to the west.
- Gorj County and Vâlcea County to the north.
- Bulgaria – Vidin Province to the southwest, Montana and Vratsa provinces to the south.
Agriculture is the county's main industry. The county has a land that is ideal for growing cereals, vegetables and wines. Other industries are mainly located in the city of Craiova, the largest city in southwestern Romania.
The county's main industries:
- Automotive industry – Ford has a factory.
- Heavy electrical and transport equipment – Electroputere Craiova is the largest factory plant in Romania.
- Chemicals processing
- Foods and beverages
- Mechanical parts and components
- Corneliu Baba
- Tudor Gheorghe
- Mircea Mihail Ghiorghiu (ro)
- Alexandru Macedonski
- Titu Maiorescu
- Amza Pellea
- Doina Ruști
- Francisc Șirato
- Marin Sorescu
- Nicolae Titulescu
- Ion Țuculescu
- Nicolae Vasilescu-Karpen
- Mihai Viteazul
Major tourist attractions:
Dolj County 3 municipalities, 4 towns and 104 communes
- Amărăștii de Jos
- Amărăștii de Sus
- Apele Vii
- Ciupercenii Noi
- Coțofenii din Dos
- Coțofenii din Față
- Galicea Mare
- Măceșu de Jos
- Măceșu de Sus
- Malu Mare
- Piscu Vechi
- Poiana Mare
- Seaca de Câmp
- Seaca de Pădure
- Siliștea Crucii
- Șimnicu de Sus
- Valea Stanciului
- Vârvoru de Jos
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dolj County.|
- "Population at 20 October 2011" (in Romanian). INSSE. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- "Populația după etnie" (PDF). National Institute of Statistics.
- National Institute of Statistics, "Populația la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 și 2002"