Buz%C4%83u County
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Buz%C4%83u County

Buz?u County

Jude?ul Buz?u
Buzau in Romania.svg
Coordinates: 45°16?N 26°46?E / 45.27°N 26.77°E / 45.27; 26.77Coordinates: 45°16?N 26°46?E / 45.27°N 26.77°E / 45.27; 26.77
Country Romania
Development region1Sud-Est
Historic regionMuntenia
Capital city (Re?edin de jude?)Buz?u
 o TypeCounty Board
 o President of the County BoardPetre Emanoil Neagu (PSD)
 o Prefect2Carmen Ichim
 o Total6,103 km2 (2,356 sq mi)
Area rank17th in Romania
 o Total432,054
 o Rank18th in Romania
 o Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
Area code(s)+40 x384
Car PlatesBZ5
GDPUS$ 2.561 billion (2015)
GDP/capitaUS$ 5,927 (2015)
WebsiteCounty Board
County Prefecture
1The developing 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

Buz?u County (Romanian pronunciation: [bu'z?w] ) is a county (jude?) of Romania, in the historical region Muntenia, with the capital city at Buz?u.


In 2011, it had a population of 432,054 and the population density was 70.7/km2.

Year County population[2]
1948 430,225
1956 Increase 465,829
1966 Increase 480,951
1977 Increase 508,424
1992 Increase 516,307
2002 Decrease 496,214
2011 Decrease 432,054


This county has a total area of 6,103 km2.

In the North Side there are the mountains from the southern end of the Eastern Carpathians group - the Vrancea Mountains and the Buz?u Mountains with heights over 1,700 m. The heights decrease in the South and East passing through the subcarpathian hills to the B?r?gan Plain at about 80 m.

The main river crossing the county is the Buz?u River which collects many small rivers from the mountains and flows to the East into the Siret River.



The predominant industries in the county are:

  • Mechanical components; railway and automotive components
  • Metallurgical parts
  • Glass
  • Food
  • Textiles
  • Wood

The hilly area is well-suited for wines and fruit orchards. Salt and oil are the main resources extracted in the county.


The M?gura sculpture camp

The main tourist destinations are:


The Buz?u County Council, renewed at the 2020 local elections, consists of 32 counsellors, with the following party composition:[3]

    Party Seats Current County Council
  Social Democratic Party (PSD) 21                                        
  National Liberal Party (PNL) 7                                        
  People's Movement Party (PMP) 4                                        

Administrative divisions

Buz?u County has 2 municipalities, 3 towns and 82 communes.

Historical county

Jude?ul Buz?u
County (Jude?)
The Buz?u County prefecture building of the interwar period.
The Buz?u County prefecture building of the interwar period.
Coat of arms of Jude?ul Buz?u
Coat of arms
Romania 1930 county Buzau.png
CountryFlag of Romania.svg Romania
Historic regionDobrogea
Capital city (Re?edin de jude?)Buz?u
 o Total4,936 km2 (1,906 sq mi)
 o Total309,405
 o Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Historically, the county was located in the central-southern part of Greater Romania, in the northeastern part of the historical region of Muntenia. Its territory included the southern and western parts of today's Buz?u County and several localities that are today in Prahova County, including the town of Mizil. It was bordered on the west by Prahova County, to the north by the counties of Bra?ov, Trei Scaune, and Putna, to the east by the counties of Râmnicu S?rat and Br?ila, and to the south by Ialomi?a County.


Map of Buz?u County as constituted in 1938.

The county has seen multiple subdivisions administratively.

At the end of the 19th century, the county was subdivided into six districts (pli):[4]

  1. Plasa S?rata, with the town of Buz?u and 16 communes
  2. Plasa Câmpului, with 14 communes
  3. Plasa Tohani, with the town of Mizil and 17 communes
  4. Plasa Buz?u, with 17 communes
  5. Plasa Pârscov, with 16 communes
  6. Plasa Sl?nic, with 19 communes

In the interwar period, the territory of the county was initially divided into four districts:[5]

  1. Plasa Buz?u, headquartered at P?târlagele
  2. Plasa Câmpul, headquartered at Buz?u
  3. Plasa Sl?nic, headquartered at S?poca
  4. Plasa Tohani, headquartered at Mizil

Subsequently, the territory of the county was reorganized into seven districts, by abolishing Plasa Câmpul and establishing four new districts:

  1. Plasa Buz?u, headquartered at P?târlagele
  2. Plasa Câln?u, headquartered at Buz?u
  3. Plasa Câmpeni, headquartered at Pogoanele
  4. Plasa Ora?ul, headquartered at Buz?u
  5. Plasa Pârscov, headquartered at Pârscov
  6. Plasa Sl?nic, headquartered at S?poca
  7. Plasa Tohani, headquartered at Mizil


According to the 1930 census data, the county population was 309,405 inhabitants, ethnically divided as follows: 97.4% Romanians, 1.5% Romanies, 0.5% Jews, as well as other minorities. From the religious point of view, the population was 98.9% Eastern Orthodox, 0.5% Jewish, as well as other minorities.

Urban population

In 1930, the county's urban population was 42,127 inhabitants, comprising 91.2% Romanians, 3.7% Jews, 2.3% Romanies, 0.9% Hungarians, as well as other minorities. From the religious point of view, the urban population was composed of 93.3% Eastern Orthodox, 3.9% Jewish, 1.0% Roman Catholic, as well as other minorities.


  1. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Popula?ia dup? etnie" Archived 16 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Popula?ia la recens?mintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 ?i 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. ^ Lahovari, George Ioan (1899). Marele Dic?ionar Geografic al României. 2. Bucharest: Stab. grafic J. V. Socecu. p. 113.
  5. ^ Portretul României Interbelice - Jude?ul Buz?u

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