Ialomița County

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Ialomița County
Județul Ialomița
County
Coat of arms of Ialomița County
Coat of arms
Administrative map of Romania with Ialomița county highlighted
Coordinates: 44°38′N 27°18′E / 44.64°N 27.3°E / 44.64; 27.3Coordinates: 44°38′N 27°18′E / 44.64°N 27.3°E / 44.64; 27.3
Country Romania
Development region Sud
Historical region Muntenia
Capital Slobozia
Area
 • Total 4,453 km2 (1,719 sq mi)
Area rank 35th
Population (2002)
 • Total 296,572
 • Rank 39th
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Telephone code (+40) 243 or (+40) 343[1]
ISO 3166 code RO-IL
Website County Council
Prefecture

Ialomița (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈjalomit͡sa] ( )) is a county (județ) of Romania, in Muntenia, with the capital city at Slobozia.

Demographics[edit]

In 2011, it had a population of 258,669 and the population density was 58.08/km².

Romanians make up 95.6% of the population, the largest minority being the Romani people (4.1%).[2]

Year County population[3]
1948 244,750
1956 Increase 274,655
1966 Increase 291,373
1977 Increase 295,965
1992 Increase 304,008
2002 Decrease 296,572
2011 Decrease 258,669

Geography[edit]

This county has a total area of 4,453 km².

The county is situated in the Bărăgan Plain, all the area is flat crossed by small rivers with small but deep valleys.

Its east border is on Danube and the Ialomița River crosses the county from West to East about the middle. The Danube is split around the Ialomița Pond - the Old Danube branch and the Borcea branch.

Until 1940 (in the West part) and 1967 (in the East part) the county/plain was home of the great bustard (dropie in Romanian), with large populations of this bird. The birds disappeared because of the massive village buildout and hunting them for food.

Neighbours[edit]

Economy[edit]

Agriculture is the main occupation in the county. Industry is almost entirely concentrated in the city of Slobozia.

The predominant industries in the county are:

  • Food industry.
  • Textile industry.
  • Mechanical components industry.

Tourism[edit]

The main tourist destinations are:

Administrative divisions[edit]

Ialomița County has 3 municipalities, 4 towns and 59 communes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The number used depends on the numbering system employed by the phone companies on the market.
  2. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populația după etnie"
  3. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populația la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 și 2002"

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