|• Total||8,499 km2 (3,281 sq mi)|
|• Density||31/km2 (81/sq mi)|
|Telephone code||(+40) 240 or (+40) 340|
|ISO 3166 code||RO-TL|
The county has a total area of 8,499 km².
The most spectacular part of Tulcea County is the Danube Delta, which occupies about 1/3 of the entire surface and is located in the North-East side of the county. The Delta has three main branches: the Sulina branch (the only one navigable by large ships) in the middle, the Chilia branch in the North (the border with Ukraine) and the Sfântu Gheorghe branch (Saint George) in the South.
In the South-East of the county there are two lagoons: Razelm Lake and Sinoe Lake. In the Danube Delta and in the South—in the area between the Sfântu Gheorghe Channel and Razelm Lake—there are countless channels and small lakes. The entire area is included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites and Biosphere reserves.
The Danube River flows around the county in the West and North side. In the West there is the Măcin Branch which flows on the East side of the Great Brăila Island. From Smârdan (on the opposite side from Brăila) to Pătlăgeanca (close to Tulcea), the Danube has only one big flow of water, around which there are an immense number of lakes and small channels.
In the center of the county there is the Casincea Plateau and the Măcin Mountains—the remains of a prehistorical mountains range (more than 400 million years old), with the greatest height at about 400 m.
- Black Sea in the East.
- Brăila County in the West.
- Galaţi County in the North-West
- Ukraine in the North - the Odessa Oblast.
- Constanţa County in the South.
Agriculture and fishing are the main occupations, involving about 48% of the population. Industry is concentrated in the large towns only.
The predominant industries in the county are:
- Food industry.
- Textile industry.
- Ship building industry.
- Metallurgy - aluminium.
- Chemical industry.
- Construction materials.
The main destinations for tourists are:
- The Danube Delta
- The city of Tulcea.
- The Roman fort of Halmyris.
The current president of Tulcea County Board is Victor Tarhon (Democratic Liberal Party).
The Tulcea County Board, elected in the 2008 local government elections, is made up of 30 councilors, with the following party composition:
|Party||Seats||Current County Council|
|Democratic Liberal Party||15|
|Social Democratic Party||10|
|National Liberal Party||5|
Tulcea County has 1 municipality, 4 towns and 46 communes
- Tulcea - capital city; population: 92,379 (as of 2007)
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- The number used depends on the numbering system employed by the phone companies on the market.
- National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia după etnie"
- National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 şi 2002"
- National Institute of Statistics, 2002 census: Ethnic structure per county