Landscape in Călărași County
|Capital city (Reședință de județ)||Călărași|
|• Type||County Board|
|• President of the County Board||Răducu George Filipescu (National Liberal Party)|
|• Prefect2||Emil Musat|
|• Total||5,088 km2 (1,964 sq mi)|
|Area rank||28th in Romania|
|• Rank||34th in Romania|
|• Density||56.02/km2 (145.1/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Area code(s)||+40 x424|
|GDP||US$ 2.09 billion (2008)|
|GDP/capita||US$ 6,446 (2008)|
|1The development regions of Romania have no administrative role. They were formed as a way of managing funds from the European Union
2 as of 2007, the Prefect is not a politician, but a public functionary. He (or she) is not allowed to be a member of a political party, and is banned from having any political activity in the first six months after resigning (or being excluded) from the public functionary corps
3w, x, y, and z are digits that indicate the city, the street, part of the street, or even the building of the address
4x is a digit indicating the operator: 2 for the former national operator, Romtelecom, and 3 for the other ground telephone networks
5used on both the plates of the vehicles that operate only in the county limits (like utility vehicles, ATVs, etc.), and the ones used outside the county
In 2011, it had a population of 285,050 and a population density of 56.02/km².
List of cities by population
All the data, except Călărași, is as of 2002.
- Călărași (county's capital and largest city) – 73,823(as of 2005)
- Oltenița – 27,217
- Modelu (county's largest village) – 9,804
- Budești (with Crivăț village) – 9,709
- Borcea (village) – 9,676
- Dragalina (village) – 8,760
- Chirnogi (village) – 8,131
This county has an area of 5,088 km².
The entire area lies the south part of the Bărăgan Plain and is crossed by small rivers with deep valleys. On its southern and eastern sides there is the valley of the Danube which, on the eastern side, splits into a number of branches, forming islands, now drained. On the western side, the rivers Argeș and Dâmbovița form a wide valley before flowing into the Danube.
- Constanța County to the East.
- Ilfov County and Giurgiu County to the West.
- Ialomița County to the North.
- Bulgaria to the South – Silistra Province
Agriculture is the county's main industry, generating about 3% of the entire country's agricultural output.
The county's industries:
- Metallurgy – there is a big metallurgical plant in Călărași, similar to the one in Galați
- Food processing
- Construction materials
The main tourist destinantion:
Călărași County has 2 municipalities, 3 towns and 50 communes
- Alexandru Odobescu
- Cuza Vodă
- Dor Mărunt
- Dragoș Vodă
- Nicolae Bălcescu
- Ștefan cel Mare
- Ștefan Vodă
- Tămădău Mare
- Valea Argovei
- Vlad Țepeș
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Călărași County.|
- National Institute of Statistics, "Populația după etnie"
- National Institute of Statistics, "Populația la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 și 2002"