|• Total||5,476 km2 (2,114 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (370/sq mi)|
|Telephone code||(+40) 232 or (+40) 332|
|ISO 3166 code||RO-IS|
As of 20 October 2011 census, Iași County had a population of 772,348, making it the second most populous county in Romania, after Bucharest. On the other hand, according to the 2012 data provided by the County Population Register Service, the total registered population of the county is as high as 873,662 people.
The population of Iaşi County today is nearly double what it was sixty years ago.
This county has a total area of 5,476 km². It lies on a plain between the Siret River and the Prut River. Two other rivers run through the county: the Bahlui River (on the banks of which lies the city of Iaşi) and the Jijia River.
- Republic of Moldova to the east - Ungheni District.
- Neamţ County to the west.
- Botoşani County and Suceava County to the northwest.
- Vaslui County to the south.
This county is predominantly agricultural, due to its topography. Industry is concentrated in the cities. The principal industries are:
- Metallurgy and heavy-equipment manufacturing
- Electronics & Electrotechnics
- Food production
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 in the country, and, until the formation of the United Principalities, it was the capital of Moldavia.
The main tourist destinations in the county:
- The city of Iaşi and its environs (the Iaşi metropolitan area);
- Ruginoasa Palace;
- Cucuteni - Neolithic archeological site;
- The Cotnari and Bohotin vineyards; the Museum of Vineyard and Wine in Hârlău;
- The Hadâmbu and Dobrovăţ Monasteries;
- Miclăuşeni Castle and Monastery;
- The Vasile Alecsandri Memorial House in Mircești;
- The Constantin Negruzzi Museum in Hermeziu;
- The towns of Paşcani, Târgu Frumos and Hârlău;
- The Strunga health resort.
Iaşi County has 2 municipalities, 3 towns and 93 communes
- Municipalities (as of 2011 census)
- The number used depends on the numbering system employed by the phone companies on the market.
- "Population at 20 October 2011" (in Romanian). INSSE. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- "Unul din 25 de ieşeni nu deţine acte de identitate" (in Romanian). ziarulevenimentul.ro. 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2013-02-15.
- National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia după etnie"
- National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 şi 2002"
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