Orhei County

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Județul Orhei
County (Județ)
Coat of arms of Județul Orhei
Coat of arms
Romania 1930 county Orhei.png
Country Flag of Romania.svg Romania
Historic region Bessarabia
Capital city (Reședință de județ) Orhei
Established 1925
Ceased to exist Administrative and Constitutional Reform in 1938
 • Total 4,246 km2 (1,639 sq mi)
Population (1930)
 • Total 277,009
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Orhei County
Country Moldova
Established 1998
Ceased to exist 2003

Orhei was a county (Romanian: județ) in the Kingdom of Romania between 1925 and 1938 and a county of Moldova from 1998 to 2003, with the seat at Orhei.

Its population in 2003 was 300,400.

Interwar county[edit]


The county neighboured the Soviet Union to the east, the counties of Soroca to the north-west, Bălți to the west and Lăpușna to the south.


The county consisted of six districts (plăși):

After 1938[edit]

After the 1938 Administrative and Constitutional Reform, this county merged with the counties of Lăpușna, Cetatea Albă and Tighina to form Ținutul Nistru.

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Coordinates: 47°25′N 28°50′E / 47.417°N 28.833°E / 47.417; 28.833