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C?l?ra?i County
Jude?ul C?l?ra?i
Landscape in C?l?ra?i County
Landscape in C?l?ra?i County
Calarasi in Romania.svg
Country Romania
Development region1Sud
Historic regionMuntenia
Capital city (Re?edin de jude?)C?l?ra?i
Created1981
Government
 o TypeCounty Board
 o President of the County BoardVasile Iliu (PSD)
 o Prefect2George Iacob
Area
 o Total5,088 km2 (1,964 sq mi)
Area rank28th in Romania
Population
(2011)
 o Total285,050
 o Rank34th in Romania
 o Density56.02/km2 (145.1/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
91wxyz3
Area code(s)+40 x424
Car PlatesCL5
GDPUS$1.635 billion (2015)
GDP/capitaUS$5,736 (2015)
WebsiteCounty Board
County Prefecture
1The development regions of Romania have no administrative role. They were formed as a way of managing 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 resigning (or being excluded) 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

C?l?ra?i (Romanian pronunciation: [k?l?'ra] ) is a county (jude?) of Romania on the border with Bulgaria, in Muntenia, with the county seat at C?l?ra?i.

Demographics

In 2011, it had a population of 285,050 and a population density of 56.02/km2.

Year County population[2]
1948 287,722
1956 Increase 318,573
1966 Increase 337,261
1977 Increase 338,807
1992 Decrease 338,844
2002 Decrease 324,617
2011 Decrease 285,050

List of cities by population

All the data, except C?l?ra?i, is as of 2002.

The other two towns of C?l?ra?i county (Lehliu Gar? and Fundulea) have a population under 8,000 inhabitants.

Geography

This county has an area of 5,088 km2.

The entire area lies in the southern part of the B?r?gan Plain and is crossed by small rivers with deep valleys. On its southern and eastern sides there is the valley of the Danube which, on the eastern side, splits into a number of branches, forming islands, now drained. On the western side, the rivers Arge? and Dâmbovi?a form a wide valley before flowing into the Danube.

Neighbours

Economy

Agriculture is the county's main industry, generating about 3% of the entire country's agricultural output.

The county's industries:

  • Metallurgy - there is a big metallurgical plant in C?l?ra?i, similar to the one in Gala?i
  • Food processing
  • Textiles
  • Construction materials

Tourism

Tourism in the county is uncommon. There are only 3 hotels in C?l?ra?i County. [1] The main tourist destinations:

Politics

The C?l?ra?i County Council, elected at the 2020 local elections, consists of 31 counsellors, with the following party composition:[3]

    Party Seats Current County Council
  Social Democratic Party (PSD) 15                              
  PNL-USR PLUS Alliance 12                              
  PRO Romania (PRO) 2                              

Administrative divisions

C?l?ra?i County has 2 municipalities, 3 towns and 50 communes

References

  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. ^ "Rezultate - Recensamant 2011". recensamantromania.ro.

External links

Coordinates: 47°15?N 28°20?E / 47.250°N 28.333°E / 47.250; 28.333


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