A Monument istoric is defined as:
- an architectural or sculptural work, or arcaeological site.
- having significant cultural heritage value, and of immovable scale.
- perpetuating the memory of an event, place, or historical personality.
Monumente istorice cultural properties include listed Romanian historical monuments from the National Register of Historic Monuments in Romania. They may also include places that are not specifically listed in whole, but which contain listed entities, such as memorial statues and fountains in parks and cemeteries.
There are 29,540 designated monumente istorice (historical monuments) entries listed individually in Romania, as of 2010.
Of these, 2,621 are in Bucharest; 1,630 in Iaşi County; 1,381 in Cluj County; 1,239 in Dâmboviţa County; 1,069 in Prahova County; 1,023 in Argeş County; 1,017 in Mureş County; 1,014 in Sibiu County; 983 in Braşov County; 865 in Buzău County; 833 in Caraş-Severin County; 790 in Vâlcea County; 765 in Bistriţa-Năsăud County; 758 in Olt County; 740 in Harghita County; 724 in Ilfov County; 699 in Dolj County; 684 in Constanţa County; 679 in Alba County; 588 in Covasna County; 582 in Maramureş County; 569 in Mehedinţi County; 567 in Tulcea County; 544 in Sălaj County; 542 in Giurgiu County; 537 in Neamţ County; 520 in Hunedoara County; 517 in Suceava County; 509 in Botoşani County; 501 in Gorj County; 435 in Bihor County; 434 in Vaslui County; 427 in Vrancea County; 413 in Arad County; 393 in Teleorman County; 364 in Bacău County; 338 in Timiş County; 310 in Satu Mare County; 284 in Călăraşi County; 263 in Galaţi County; 218 in Ialomiţa County; and 171 in Brăila County.
- List of historical monuments in Romania
- Inventory: Monumente istorice (historical monuments) in Romania
- Culture of Romania
- Ministry of Culture and National Patrimony (Romania)
- Official list at the Romanian Ministry of Culture and National Patrimony site
- 2010 List of Historical Monuments (monumente istorice) (English)
- MINISTERUL CULTURII ŞI PATRIMONIULUI NAŢIONAL: LISTA MONUMENTELOR ISTORICE 2010 (Romanian) . accessed 10.13.2013
- Lista monumentelor istorice - Primăria Municipiului Bucureşti (Romanian)
- Cimec.ro: Register for specialists.
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