|o Prefect||Iulian Dumitrescu (PNL)|
|o Total||4,716 km2 (1,821 sq mi)|
|o Density||160/km2 (420/sq mi)|
|Telephone code||(+40) 244 or (+40) 344|
|ISO 3166 code||RO-PH|
|GDP (nominal)||US$ 7.012 billion (2015)|
|GDP per capita||US$ 9,191 (2015)|
In 2011, it had a population of 762,886 and the population density was 161/km². It is Romania's third most populated county (after the Municipality of Bucharest and Ia?i County), having a population density double that of the country's mean.
The county received an inflow of population who have moved here due to the industrial development.
This county has a total area of 4,716 km².
The relief is split in approximately equal parts between the mountains, the hills and the plain. In the North side there are mountains from the southern end of the Eastern Carpathians - the Curvature Carpathians group; and the Bucegi Mountains the Eastern end of the Southern Carpathians group. The two groups are separated by the Prahova River Valley.
The south side of the county is a plain, on the North West side of the Romanian Plain.
The area contains the main oil reserves in Romania, with a longstanding tradition in extracting and refining the oil. The county is heavily industrialised, more than 115,000 people being involved in industrial activities. It contributes to over 8% of the country's industrial production. Some of the biggest international corporations like Coca-Cola, Unilever, InBev, Johnson Controls, Cameron, Weatherford, Michelin, Timken and others have invested heavily in the recent years.
The predominant industries in the county are:
Agriculture is also developed - in the southern part mainly extensive agriculture and the hills area is well suited for wines and fruit orchards. In total it realises about 3% of the country's agricultural production.
The main tourist destinations are:
|Party||Seats||Current County Council|
|PNL-USR PLUS Alliance||17|
|Alliance For Prahova (PSD)||11|
|Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE)||3|
|People's Movement Party (PMP)||3|
|Prahova In Action Party||2|
Prahova County has 2 municipalities, 12 towns and 90 communes
|Capital city (Re?edin de jude?)||Ploie?ti, then spelt Ploe?ti|
|o Total||5,040 km2 (1,950 sq mi)|
|o Density||95/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
Historically, the county was located in the south central part of Greater Romania, in the central part of the historical region of Muntenia. Its capital was Ploie?ti (then spelt Ploe?ti). The interwar county territory comprised a large part of the current Prahova County, except the town of Mizil and several nearby villages that were then in Buz?u County. In addition to the current county's territory, the interwar county contained several communes in its western part (including D?rm?ne?ti, I.L. Caragiale, and Moreni), currently in Dâmbovi?a County, and some territory northwest of Predeal, now in Bra?ov County.
Subsequently, the county established three more districts:
According to the 1930 census data, the county population was 477,750 inhabitants, ethnically divided as follows: 95.0% Romanians, 1.5% Gypsies, 0.9% Jews, 0.8% Hungarians, 0.7% Germans, as well as other minorities. From the religious point of view, the population was 96.0% Eastern Orthodox, 1.2% Roman Catholic, 1.0% Jewish, 0.6% Lutherans, 0.5% Greek Catholic, as well as other minorities.
In 1930, the county's urban population was 105,098 inhabitants, comprising 88.8% Romanians, 3.5% Jews, 1.9% Hungarians, 1.7% Germans, 1.4% Romanies, as well as other minorities. From the religious point of view, the urban population was composed of 89.2% Eastern Orthodox, 3.6% Jewish, 3.3% Roman Catholic, 1.5% Lutheran, 1.3% Greek Catholic, 0.6% Reformed, as well as other minorities.