|o Total||5,498 km2 (2,123 sq mi)|
|o Density||76/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Telephone code||(+40) 249 or (+40) 349|
|ISO 3166 code||RO-OT|
|GDP (nominal)||US$ 2.158 billion (2015)|
|GDP per capita||US$ 5,194 (2015)|
Olt County (Romanian pronunciation: [olt]) is a county (jude?) of Romania on the border with Bulgaria, in the historical regions of Oltenia and Muntenia (the regions are separated by the Olt river). The capital city is Slatina.
On 24 August 2017, the Olt County Council decided to hold a local referendum on 15 October 2017 for the proposal to change the county name to "Olt-Romana?i". The local referendum was eventually held on 6 and 7 October 2018. The vote was nullified, as turnout was 27.19%, below the required threshold of 30%; therefore Olt County retains its current name.
In 2011, it had a population of 415,530 and the population density was 75.57/km2 (195.7/sq mi).
The county is a mainly rural one, with over 60% of the population living in villages.
This county has a total area of 5,498 km2 (2,123 sq mi).
The county lies in a flat area on the western part of the Romanian Plain. It is crossed by rivers from north to south, the main one - the Olt River giving the county its name. The Danube forms a wide valley in the south, with many ponds and small channels, which are occasionally flooded.
The predominant industries in the county are:
Agriculture is the main occupation in the county - over 58% of the population having agriculture as their main occupation. Both extensive agriculture, and small-scale, vegetables and fruits, are practiced. The area is well suited for irrigation.
The main destinations for tourists are:
Olt County has 2 municipalities, 6 towns and 104 communes:
|Capital city (Re?edin de jude?)||Slatina|
|o Total||2,863 km2 (1,105 sq mi)|
|o Density||64/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
Historically, the county was located in the southern part of Greater Romania, in the western part of the historical region of Muntenia, around and in the south of Bucharest. The county included the north-eastern part of the current Olt county, the south-western part of the present Arge? County and the north-western part of the present Teleorman County. During the interwar years, it was bordered to the north by Arge? County, to the east by the counties of Arge? and Teleorman, to the south by Teleorman County, and in the west by the counties of Romana?i and Vâlcea.
Subsequently, the county established an additional district:
According to the 1930 census data, the county population was 183,595 inhabitants, ethnically divided as follows: 98.2% Romanians, 1.2% Romanies, as well as other minorities. From the religious point of view, the population was 99.5% Eastern Orthodox, 0.2% Roman Catholic, 0.1% Jewish, as well as other minorities.
In 1930, the county's urban population was 11,243 inhabitants, comprising 92.5% Romanians, 2.5% Hungarians, 1.5% Jews, 0.8% Germans, as well as other minorities. From the religious point of view, the urban population was composed of 94.1% Eastern Orthodox, 2.3% Roman Catholic, 1.6% Jewish, 0.9% Reformed, 0.6% Lutheran, as well as other minorities.