Dâmbovița County

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Dâmbovița County
Județul Dâmbovița
Coat of arms of Dâmbovița County
Coat of arms
Dambovita in Romania.svg
Coordinates: 44°53′N 25°28′E / 44.89°N 25.47°E / 44.89; 25.47Coordinates: 44°53′N 25°28′E / 44.89°N 25.47°E / 44.89; 25.47
Country  Romania
Development region1 Sud
Historic region Muntenia
Capital city (Reședință de județ) Târgoviște
 • Type County Board
 • President of the County Board Gheorghe Ana
 • Prefect2 Aurelian Popa
 • Total 4,054 km2 (1,565 sq mi)
Area rank 37th in Romania
Population (2011 census[1])
 • Total 518,745
 • Rank 15th in Romania
 • Density 127/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 13wxyz3
Area code(s) +40 x454
Car Plates DB5
GDP US$ 3.71 billion (2008)
GDP/capita US$ 6,831 (2008)
Website County Board
County Prefecture
1The development regions of Romania have no administrative role. They were formed just to attract 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 to have any political activity in the first six months after the resignation (or exclusion) 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

Dâmbovița (also spelt Dîmbovița, Romanian pronunciation: [ˈdɨmbovit͡sa]) is a county (județ) of Romania, in Muntenia, with the capital city at Târgoviște.


In 2011, it had a population of 518,745 and the population density was 127/km². It is one of the most densely populated counties in Romania.

Year County population[1][3]
1948 409,272
1956 Increase 438,985
1966 Increase 453,241
1977 Increase 527,620
1992 Increase 559,874
2002 Decrease 541,763
2011 Decrease 518,745


The county is named after the Dâmbovița River, which is a name of Slavic origin, derived from Дъб, dămb, meaning "oak", as it once flowed through the oak forests of the Wallachian Plain.[4]


Dâmbovița county has a total area of 4,054 km².

The county's landscape has three main forms. In the north there are mountains from the Southern Carpathians group – the Bucegi Mountains and the Leaotă Mountains. In the center there are the sub-Carpathian hills and the southern area is part of the Romanian Plain.

The county's main river gives it its name: the Dâmbovița River. Also the Ialomița River flows in the county's northern and eastern regions, while the Argeș River flows in the south.

Neighbouring counties[edit]


One of the biggest steel factories in Romania is located In Târgoviște. Also, oil is extracted and refined the county.

The predominant industries in the county are:

  • Metallurgical industry.
  • Oil extraction equipment.
  • Food industry.
  • Home appliances.
  • Textile industry.
  • Chemical industry.
  • Construction materials industry.


The main tourist destinations are:



The Dâmbovița County Council, elected at the 2016 local government elections, is made up of 35 counselors, with the following party composition:[5]

    Party Seats Current County Council
  Social Democratic Party 22                                            
  National Liberal Party 13                                            

Administrative divisions[edit]


Dâmbovița County 2 municipalities, 5 towns and 82 communes


  1. ^ a b "Population at 20 October 2011" (in Romanian). INSSE. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. [dead link]
  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" Archived 22 September 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Constantin C. Giurescu, Istoria Bucureștilor. Din cele mai vechi timpuri pînă în zilele noastre, Bucharest, 1966, p.38.
  5. ^ "Mandate de CJ pe judete si competitori" (in Romanian). Biroul Electoral Central. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 

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