Iași County

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Iași County
Județul Iași
County
Coat of arms of Iași County
Coat of arms
Administrative map of Romania with Iași county highlighted
Coordinates: 47°15′N 27°19′E / 47.25°N 27.31°E / 47.25; 27.31Coordinates: 47°15′N 27°19′E / 47.25°N 27.31°E / 47.25; 27.31
Country Romania
Development region Nord-Est
Historical region Moldavia
Capital Iași
Area
 • Total 5,476 km2 (2,114 sq mi)
Area rank 23rd
Population (2011)
 • Total 772,348
 • Rank 2nd
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Telephone code (+40) 232 or (+40) 332[1]
ISO 3166 code RO-IS
Website County Council
Prefecture

Iași (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈjaʃʲ]) is a county (județ) of Romania, in Moldavia, with the administrative seat at Iași.

Demographics[edit]

As of 20 October 2011 census, Iași County had a population of 772,348, making it the most populous county in Romania, after the Municipality of Bucharest (which has the same administrative level as that of a county).[2] 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.[3]

The population of Iași County today is nearly double what it was sixty years ago.

Year County population[5]
1948 431,586
1956 Increase 516,635
1966 Increase 619,027
1977 Increase 729,243
1992 Increase 806,778
2002 Increase 816,910
2011 Decrease 772,348

Geography[edit]

Three Lakes Area

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 Iași) and the Jijia River.

Neighbours[edit]

Economy[edit]

Iași County Council and Prefecture Headquarters

This county is predominantly agricultural, due to its topography. Industry is concentrated in the cities. The principal industries are:

  • Software
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Automotive
  • Metallurgy and heavy-equipment manufacturing
  • Electronics & Electrotechnics
  • Textiles
  • Food production

Tourism[edit]

Sturdza Palace in Miclăușeni

The city of Iași 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:

Administrative divisions[edit]

Iași County has 2 municipalities, 3 towns and 93 communes

References[edit]

  1. ^ The number used depends on the numbering system employed by the phone companies on the market.
  2. ^ "Population at 20 October 2011" (in Romanian). INSSE. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Unul din 25 de ieșeni nu deţine acte de identitate" (in Romanian). ziarulevenimentul.ro. 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  4. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populația după etnie"
  5. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populația la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 și 2002"

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