Soroca County

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Județul Soroca
County (Județ)
Coat of arms of Județul Soroca
Coat of arms
Romania 1930 county Soroca.png
Country Flag of Romania.svg Romania
Historic region Bessarabia
Capital city (Reședință de județ) Soroca
Established 1925
Ceased to exist Administrative and Constitutional Reform in 1938
Area
 • Total 4,331 km2 (1,672 sq mi)
Population (1930)
 • Total 315,774
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Soroca County
County
Country Moldova
established 1998

Soroca was between 1925 and 1938 a county (Romanian: județ) in the Kingdom of Romania, and, between 1998 and 2003, a county of Moldova. The seat was Soroca.

Interwar county[edit]

The first prefect of Soroca County was Vasile Săcară in 1918.[1][2][3]

Neighbours[edit]

The county neighboured the Soviet Union to the east, the counties of Hotin to the north, Bălți to the west, and Orhei to the south.

Administration[edit]

The county consisted of seven districts (plăși):

After 1938[edit]

After the 1938 Administrative and Constitutional Reform, this county merged with the counties Bacău, Baia, Bălți, Botoșani, Iași, Neamț, Roman, and Vaslui to form Ținutul Prut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leonid Cemortan, Drama intelectualilor basarabeni de stinga
  2. ^ Iurie Colesnic, "Basarabia necunoscută", Ed. Universitas, Chișinău, 1993; Volumul 1
  3. ^ Paul Vataman, Figuri sorocene, Chișinău, 1993, p.161

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°10′N 28°15′E / 48.167°N 28.250°E / 48.167; 28.250