Iași County

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Iași County
Județul Iași
Coat of arms of Iași County
Coat of arms
Administrative map of Romania with Iași county highlighted
Coordinates: 47°15′N 27°19′E / 47.25°N 27.31°E / 47.25; 27.31Coordinates: 47°15′N 27°19′E / 47.25°N 27.31°E / 47.25; 27.31
Country Romania
Development region Nord-Est
Historical region Moldavia
Capital Iași
 • Total 5,476 km2 (2,114 sq mi)
Area rank 23rd
Population (2011)
 • Total 772,348
 • Rank 2nd
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Telephone code (+40) 232 or (+40) 332[1]
ISO 3166 code RO-IS
Website County Council

Iași (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈjaʃʲ]) is a county (județ) of Romania, in Moldavia, with the administrative seat at Iași. It is the most populous county in Romania, after the Municipality of Bucharest (which has the same administrative level as that of a county).


Three Lakes Area

This county has a total area of 5,476 km². It lies on a plain between the Siret River and the Prut River. Two other rivers run through the county: the Bahlui River (on the banks of which lies the city of Iași) and the Jijia River.



As of 20 October 2011 census, Iași County had a population of 772,348.[2] On the other hand, according to the 2012 data provided by the County Population Register Service, the total registered population of the county is as high as 873,662 people.[3]

The population of Iași County today is nearly double what it was sixty years ago.

Year County population[5]
1948 431,586
1956 Increase 516,635
1966 Increase 619,027
1977 Increase 729,243
1992 Increase 806,778
2002 Increase 816,910
2011 Decrease 772,348

County government[edit]

Iași County Council and Prefecture Headquarters

The Iași County Council, elected at the 2016 local government elections, is made up of 37 counselors, with the following party composition:[6]

    Party Seats Current County Council
  Social Democratic Party 17                                  
  National Liberal Party 12                                  
  Alliance of Liberals and Democrats 3                                  
  People's Movement Party 3                                  
  National Union for the Progress of Romania 2                                  


This county is predominantly agricultural, due to its topography. Industry is concentrated in the cities. The principal industries are:

  • Software
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Automotive
  • Metallurgy and heavy-equipment manufacturing
  • Electronics & Electrotechnics
  • Textiles
  • Food production


Sturdza Palace in Miclăușeni

City of Iași is the most important city in Moldavia and one of the most important social, cultural and business centres in Romania. It has the oldest University in the country, and, until the formation of the United Principalities, it was the capital of Moldavia.

Some of the tourist destinations in the county:


Iași County has 2 municipalities, 3 towns, and 93 communes


  1. ^ The number used depends on the numbering system employed by the phone companies on the market.
  2. ^ "Population at 20 October 2011" (in Romanian). INSSE. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Unul din 25 de ieșeni nu deține acte de identitate" (in Romanian). ziarulevenimentul.ro. 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  4. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populația după etnie" Archived 2009-08-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populația la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 și 2002" Archived 2006-09-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Mandate de CJ pe judete si competitori" (in Romanian). Biroul Electoral Central. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Population on 1 January by age groups and sex - functional urban areas". Eurostat. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 

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