Vrancea County
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Vrancea County
Vrancea County
Jude?ul Vrancea
Coat of arms of Vrancea County
Administrative map of Romania with Vrancea county highlighted
Coordinates: 45°47?N 26°58?E / 45.79°N 26.97°E / 45.79; 26.97Coordinates: 45°47?N 26°58?E / 45.79°N 26.97°E / 45.79; 26.97
Development regionSud-Est
Historical regionMoldavia, Muntenia
 o PrefectC?t?lin-Dumitru Toma (PNL)
 o Total4,857 km2 (1,875 sq mi)
Area rank31st
 o Total340,310
 o Rank31st
 o Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Telephone code(+40) 237 or (+40) 337[1]
ISO 3166 codeRO-VN
GDP (nominal)US$ 1.82 billion (2015)
GDP per capitaUS$ 5,352 (2015)
WebsiteCounty Council

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.

Year County population[3]
1948 290,183
1956 Increase 326,532
1966 Increase 351,292
1977 Increase 369,740
1992 Increase 392,651
2002 Decrease 387,632
2011 Decrease 340,310


Hills near the Milcov River, which divides Moldavia from Muntenia.

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 main tributary of the Siret River, which crosses the county, is the Putna.

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.



Vineyards near Foc?ani, the seat of Vrancea County.

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:

  • Foods and beverages;
  • Textiles;
  • Paper manufacturing and furniture making;
  • Mechanical parts and components;
  • Cookware and bakeware production.


The Suvorov monument near Foc?ani

County's main destinations:


The Vrancea County Council, renewed at the 2020 local elections, consists of 32 counsellors, with the following party composition:[4]

    Party Seats Current County Council
  PNL-USR PLUS Alliance 15                              
  Social Democratic Party (PSD) 15                              
  Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) 2                              

Administrative divisions

Monument to victims of World War I in Adjud

Vrancea County has 2 municipalities, 3 towns and 68 communes

The current day borders of the Vrancea County, imposed on the Romanian counties of 1930

See also


  1. ^ The number used depends on the numbering system employed by the phone companies on the market.
  2. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Popula?ia dup? etnie" Archived 2009-08-16 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Popula?ia la recens?mintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 ?i 2002"
  4. ^ "Final results of the 2020 Romanian local elections" (Json) (in Romanian). Autoritatea Electoral? Permanent?. Retrieved .

External links

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