Arge%C8%99 County
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Arge? County
Jude?ul Arge?
Vidraru Lake and Dam in northern Arge? County
Vidraru Lake and Dam in northern Arge? County
Coat of arms of Arge? County
Location of Arge? County in Romania
Location of Arge? County in Romania
Coordinates: 45°00?N 24°49?E / 45.0°N 24.82°E / 45.0; 24.82Coordinates: 45°00?N 24°49?E / 45.0°N 24.82°E / 45.0; 24.82
Country Romania
Development region1Sud
Historic regionMuntenia
Capital city (Re?edin de jude?)Pite?ti
 o TypeCounty Board
 o President of the County BoardIon Mînzîn? (PSD)
 o Prefect2Emilia Mateescu
 o Total6,862 km2 (2,649 sq mi)
Area rank10th in Romania
(2011 census[1])
 o Total612,431
 o Rank10th in Romania
 o Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
Postal Code
Area code(s)+40 x484
ISO 3166 codeRO-AG
Car PlatesAG5
GDPUS$4.763 billion (2015)
GDP/per capitaUS$7,780 (2015)
WebsiteCounty Board
County Prefecture
1The development regions of Romania have no administrative role and were formed in order to manage 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 his resignation (or exclusion) from the public functionaries' 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

Arge? County (Romanian pronunciation: ['ard?e?] ) is a county (jude?) of Romania, in Muntenia, with the capital city at Pite?ti.


On 20 October 2011, it had a population of 612,431 and the population density was 89/km2.[1]

Year County population[2][1]
1948 448,964
1956 Increase 483,741
1966 Increase 529,833
1977 Increase 631,918
1992 Increase 680,574
2002 Decrease 652,625
2011 Decrease 612,431


Landscape in central and southern Arge? County

This county has a total area of 6,862 km2. The landforms can be split into 3 distinctive parts. In the north side there are the mountains, from the Southern Carpathians group - the F?g?ra? Mountains with Moldoveanu Peak (2,544 m), Negoiu Peak (2,535 m) and Vân?toarea lui Buteanu peak (2,508 m) towering the region, and in the North-East part the Leaot? Mountains. Between them there is a pass towards Bra?ov, the Ruc?r-Bran Passage. The heights decrease, and in the center there are the sub-carpathian hills, with heights around 800 m, crossed with very deep valleys. In the south there is the northern part of the Romanian Plain.

The main river that crosses the county is the Arge? River in which almost all the other rivers coming from the mountains flow. In the south the main rivers are the Vedea River and the Teleorman River.



The county is one of the most industrialized counties in Romania. There is one oil refinery and two automobile plants at Mioveni - the Dacia Renault car plant, and at Câmpulung the ARO plant.

The predominant industries in the county are:

  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Electrical equipment
  • Home appliances
  • Food
  • Textiles
  • Construction materials

Oil is being extracted in the center and in the south. Also there are a few coal mines and close to Mioveni there is a nuclear research and production facility making nuclear fuels for the Cernavod? Nuclear Electric Power Plant. On the Arge? River there are a great number of hydroelectric power plants, the most impressive being the Vidraru power plant and dam.

The hillsides are well suited for wines and fruit orchards, and the south is suited for cereal crops.


The main tourist destinations are:


The Arge? County Council, renewed at the 2020 local elections, consists of 34 counsellors, with the following party composition:[3]

    Party Seats Current County Council
  Social Democratic Party (PSD) 17                                  
  National Liberal Party (PNL) 11                                  
  Save Romania Union (USR) 4                                  
  PRO Romania (PRO) 2                                  

Administrative divisions

Ruins of the medieval princely court in Curtea de Arge?
1715 coat of arms of Arge?, Teleorman and Mehedin?i counties on the frontispice of the Antim Monastery

Arge? County has 3 cities, 4 towns and 95 communes:

Historical county

Jude?ul Arge?
County (Jude?)
The Arge? County Prefecture building from the interwar period, now the Arge? County museum.
The Arge? County Prefecture building from the interwar period, now the Arge? County museum.
Coat of arms of Jude?ul Arge?
Romania 1930 county Arges.png
CountryFlag of Romania.svg Romania
Historic regionMuntenia
Capital city (Re?edin de jude?)Pite?ti
 o Total4,216 km2 (1,628 sq mi)
 o Total259,305
 o Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)

The county was located in the central-southern part of the Greater Romania, in the western part of the historic Muntenia region. Its territory comprised a large part of the current county, and a piece of the western part of the present Vâlcea County. It was bordered on the west by the counties of Olt and Vâlcea, to the north by the counties F?g?ra? and Sibiu, to the east by the counties Muscel and Dâmbovi?a, and to the south by the counties Teleorman and Vla?ca.


Map of Arge? County as constituted in 1938.

The county was originally (to 1925) divided administratively into five districts (pli):[4]

  1. Plasa Arge?, headquartered at Curtea de Arge?
  2. Plasa Dâmbovnic, headquartered at Rociu
  3. Plasa Oltul, headquartered at Jiblea Veche
  4. Plasa Teleorman, headquartered at Coste?ti
  5. Plasa Uda, headquartered at Uda

Subsequently, Plasa Uda was divided into two districts, and some territory was transferred from Plasa Oltul:

  1. Plasa Cuca, headquartered at Cuca, which town was formerly in Plasa Oltul
  2. Plasa Pite?ti, headquartered at Pite?ti


According to the 1930 census data, the county population was 257,378 inhabitants, out of which 97.6% were ethnic Romanians.[5] From the religious point of view, the population was 99.1% Eastern Orthodox, 0.3% Roman Catholic, 0.3% Jewish, as well as other minorities.

Urban population

In 1930, the county's urban population was 26,341 inhabitants, comprising 90.4% Romanians, 2.2% Jews, 2.0% Hungarians, 1.7% Romanies, 1.1% Germans, as well as other minorities.[5] From the religious point of view, the urban population was composed of 93.0% Eastern Orthodox, 2.4% Roman Catholic, 2.4% Jewish, 0.7% Reformed, 0.7% Lutheran, as well as other minorities.


  1. ^ a b c "Population at 20 October 2011" (in Romanian). INSSE. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 2013.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Popula?ia la recens?mintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992, 2002" Archived 22 September 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Rezultatele finale ale alegerilor locale din 2020" (Json) (in Romanian). Autoritatea Electoral? Permanent?. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ Portretul României Interbelice - Jude?ul Arge?
  5. ^ a b Recens?mântul general al popula?iei României din 29 decemvrie 1930, Vol. II, pag. 16-17

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