Cluj (kluʒ, Hungarian: Kolozs); is a county (judeţ) of Romania, in Transylvania, with the capital city at Cluj-Napoca.
In 2002, it had a population of 702,755 and a population density
|| County population |
|| 520,073 |
|| 580,344 |
|| 629,746 |
|| 715,507 |
|| 736,301 |
|| 702,755 |
This county has a total area of 6,674 km². About 1/3 of this surface are mountains -- the Apuseni Mountains
, with heights up to 1800 m and located in the Southwest part of the county. The rest of the surface is the North side of the Transylvanian Plateau
, a hilly region with deep and wide valleys.
The main rivers in the county are Someşul Mic, Arieş, and Crişul Repede.
Cluj County has one of the most dynamic economies in Romania. It is a region with one of the highest ratings of foreign investments. In addition, Cluj-Napoca is home to one of Romania's important IT and financial services centers.
County's main industries are:
- Mechanical components;
- Wood processing;
- Glass manufacturing;
- Pharmaceutics and cosmetics;
- Food stuffs processing;
Mining and natural gas extraction are also developed.
The main tourist destinations in the county are:
The county has 5 municipalities, one town and 75 communes