|Historical region||Moldavia, Muntenia|
|o Prefect||C?t?lin-Dumitru Toma (PNL)|
|o Total||4,857 km2 (1,875 sq mi)|
|o Density||70/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|Telephone code||(+40) 237 or (+40) 337|
|ISO 3166 code||RO-VN|
|GDP (nominal)||US$ 1.82 billion (2015)|
|GDP per capita||US$ 5,352 (2015)|
Vrancea (Romanian pronunciation: ['vrante?a]) is a county (jude?) in Romania, with its seat at Foc?ani. It is mostly in the historical region of Moldavia but the southern part, below the Milcov River, is in Muntenia.
In 2011, it had a population of 340,310 and a population density of 70/km2.
Vrancea County's area is of 4,857 km2.
A curvedly shaped mountainous area, known in Romanian as Carpa?ii de Curbur?, lies in the western part of the county, at the Southern end of Eastern Carpathians, with heights over 1400 m. To the East, the heights decrease into hilly areas and the lower valley of Siret River.
The area is a seismically active one, with yearly earthquakes whose focal depths are between 80 and 160 km and therefore affect wide regions. The most notable is the 1977 Vrancea earthquake, which killed over 1500 people in Romania and Bulgaria.
The county is famous for its wines, being the biggest wine producer in Romania. Over 11% of the county surface is covered with vines. The county's best known wine regions are Panciu - 8100 ha, Odobe?ti - 7000 ha, and Cote?ti.
In addition, the county's main industries are the following:
County's main destinations:
|Party||Seats||Current County Council|
|PNL-USR PLUS Alliance||15|
|Social Democratic Party (PSD)||15|
|Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE)||2|
Vrancea County has 2 municipalities, 3 towns and 68 communes