Vaslui County

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Vaslui County
Județul Vaslui
County
Coat of arms of Vaslui County
Coat of arms
Administrative map of Romania with Vaslui county highlighted
Coordinates: 46°35′N 27°46′E / 46.59°N 27.77°E / 46.59; 27.77Coordinates: 46°35′N 27°46′E / 46.59°N 27.77°E / 46.59; 27.77
Country Romania
Development region Nord-Est
Historical region Moldavia
Capital Vaslui
Area
 • Total 5,318 km2 (2,053 sq mi)
Area rank 27th
Population (2002)
 • Total 455,049
 • Rank 22nd
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Telephone code (+40) 235 or (+40) 335[1]
ISO 3166 code RO-VS
Website County Council
Prefecture

Vaslui (Romanian pronunciation: [vasˈluj]) is a county (județ) of Romania, in the historical region Moldavia, with the seat at Vaslui.

Demographics[edit]

In 2011, it had a population of 375,148 and the population density was 70.54/km².

Year County population[3]
1948 344,917
1956 Increase 401,626
1966 Increase 431,555
1977 Increase 437,251
1992 Increase 457,799
2002 Decrease 455,049
2011 Decrease 375,148

Geography[edit]

This county has an area of 5,318 km².

The county lies on a plane, being bounded by the Prut River on the east and crossed in its centre by Bârlad River, a tributary of Siret River.

Neighbours[edit]

People[edit]

Economy[edit]

Vaslui County was heavily industrialised during the communist period and had large industrial complexes that went bankrupt during the 1990s. Today, the county's industry is mainly agricultural one, with other industries concentrated in the main urban areas.

County's main industries:

  • mechanical components
  • chemicals
  • food stuffs
  • textiles.

Tourism[edit]

The main tourist destinations are the cities of Vaslui, Bârlad and Huși. The Vaslui County Council, the county councils of the Leova and Hîncești districts in the Republic of Moldova, and the European Union (through the Phare program), have set up a program which seeks to promote tourism in these regions.[4] The main tourist attractions of the Vaslui-Hîncești-Leova touristic program are, among others, the medieval and early modern churches and monasteries, the Manuc Bei Hunting Palace and the Manuc - Mirzaian Manor Palace (similar to Manuc's Inn in Bucharest) in Hîncești, as well as the region's natural riches.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Vaslui County has 3 municipalities, 2 towns and 81 communes

Municipalities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Communes[edit]

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"
  4. ^ Itinerarii cultural religioase

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