|Historical region||Western Moldavia|
|o Total||5,476 km2 (2,114 sq mi)|
|o Density||140/km2 (370/sq mi)|
|Telephone code||(+40) 232 or (+40) 332|
|ISO 3166 code||RO-IS|
|GDP (nominal)||US$ 5.431 billion (2015)|
|GDP/per capita||US$ 7,032 (2015)|
Ia?i County (Romanian pronunciation: ['ja]) is a county (jude?) of Romania, in Western Moldavia, with the administrative seat at Ia?i. It is the most populous county in Romania, after the Municipality of Bucharest (which has the same administrative level as that of a county).
This county has a total area of 5,476 km2. It lies on a plain between the Siret River and the Prut River. Two other rivers run through the county: the Bahlui River (on the banks of which lies the city of Ia?i) and the Jijia River.
As of 20 October 2011 census, Ia?i County had a population of 772,348. On the other hand, according to the 2012 data provided by the County Population Register Service, the total registered population of the county is as high as 873,662 people.
The population of Ia?i County today is nearly double what it was sixty years ago.
|Party||Seats||Current County Council|
|National Liberal Party (PNL)||17|
|Social Democratic Party (PSD)||10|
|Save Romania Union (USR)||6|
|People's Movement Party (PMP)||3|
This county is predominantly agricultural, due to its topography. Industry is concentrated in the cities. The principal industries are:
City of Ia?i is the most important city in Moldavia and one of the most important social, cultural and business centres in Romania. It has the oldest University in the country, and, until the formation of the United Principalities, it was the capital of Moldavia.
Some of the tourist destinations in the county:
Ia?i County has 2 municipalities, 3 towns, and 93 communes
|Capital city (Re?edin de jude?)||Ia?i|
|o Total||3,227 km2 (1,246 sq mi)|
|o Density||85/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
The county was located in the northeastern part of Greater Romania, in the northeast of the region of Moldavia. Today, most of the territory of the former county is part of the current Ia?i County. In the eastern part of the county, the county included a part of the left bank of the Prut River, now in the territory of the Republic of Moldova. It was bordered to the north by the counties of Boto?ani and B?l?i, to the east by L?pu?na County, to the south by the counties of F?lciu and Vaslui, and to the west by the counties of Roman and Baia.
Iasi County included two urban localities: Ia?i (county seat) and urban commune Târgu Frumos, located at the western border of the county.
According to the 1930 census data, the county population was 275,796 inhabitants, 81.6% Romanians, 14.6% Jews, 0.6% Russians, 0.5% Hungarians, 0.4% Germans, as well as other minorities. From the religious point of view, the population was 82.0% Eastern Orthodox, 14.9% Jewish, 2.3% Roman Catholic, as well as other minorities.
In 1930, the county's urban population was 107,804 inhabitants, 102,872 in Ia?i and 4,932 in Târgu Frumos, comprising 60.8% Romanians, 33.6% Jews, 0.9% Germans, 0.9% Russians, as well as other minorities. In the urban area, languages were Romanian (72.5%), followed by Yiddish (22.2%), Russian (1.8%), German (0.9%), as well as other minorities. From the religious point of view, the urban population was composed of Eastern Orthodox (61.4%), Jewish (34.4%), Roman Catholic (3.0%), as well as other minorities.