Suceava County

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Suceava County
Județul Suceava
County
Coat of arms of Suceava County
Coat of arms
Administrative map of Romania with Suceava county highlighted
Coordinates: 47°35′N 25°46′E / 47.58°N 25.76°E / 47.58; 25.76Coordinates: 47°35′N 25°46′E / 47.58°N 25.76°E / 47.58; 25.76
Country Romania
Development region Nord-Est
Historical region Moldavia
Capital Suceava
Area
 • Total 8,553 km2 (3,302 sq mi)
Area rank 2nd
Population (2011 census[1])
 • Total 634,810
 • Rank 8th
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Telephone code (+40) 230 or (+40) 330[2]
ISO 3166 code RO-SV
Website County Council
Prefecture

Suceava (Romanian pronunciation: [suˈt͡ʃe̯ava]) is a county (județ) of Romania, comprising mostly of the historical Moldavian region of southern Bukovina, and a few villages in Transylvania, with the capital city at Suceava.

Demographics[edit]

In 2011, Suceava County had a population of 634,810, with a population density of 74/km2.

Year County population[4]
1948 439,751
1956 Increase 507,674
1966 Increase 572,781
1977 Increase 633,899
1992 Increase 700,799
2002 Decrease 688,435
2011 Decrease 634,810

Geography[edit]

Most of Suceava County is in southern Bukovina, which is represented by the darker area on this map.

This county has a total area of 8,553 square kilometres (3,302 sq mi).

The western side of the county consists of mountains from the Eastern Carpathians group: the Rodna Mountains, the Rarău Mountains, the Giumalău Mountains and the Ridges of Bukovina with lower heights. The county's elevation decreases toward the east, with the lowest height in the Siret River valley.

The rivers crossing the county are the Siret River with its tributaries: the Moldova River, the Suceava River and the Bistrița River.

Neighbours[edit]

Economy[edit]

The predominant industries in the county are:

  • Lumber - producing the greatest land mass of forests in Romania.
  • Food and Cooking.
  • Mechanical components.
  • Construction materials.
  • Mining.
  • Textile and leather.
  • For Market Example for all the stuff above: Metro (one of the biggest Markets in Romania).

Tourism[edit]

Suceava County countryside

The main tourist attractions in the county are:

Administrative divisions[edit]

Suceava County has 5 municipalities, 11 towns and 98 communes

2010 floodings[edit]

During June 2010, Gheorghe Flutur, the president of Suceava County, told the Mediafax news agency that his region was one of the worst hit in the country. In the morning of June 29th, relief work was coordinated to deal with flooding that killed 21 people, and caused hundreds to be evacuated from their homes.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population at 20 October 2011" (in Romanian). INSSE. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  2. ^ The number used depends on the numbering system employed by the phone companies on the market.
  3. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populația după etnie"
  4. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populația la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 și 2002"
  5. ^ [1]

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