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Vrancea County

Vrancea ('vran.ʧea) is a county (judeţ) in Romania, with its seat at Focşani. It is mostly in the historical region of Moldavia but the southern part, below the Milcov River, is in Muntenia.

Demographics

In 2002, it had a population of 387,632 and a population density of 80/km².

Year County population
1948 290,183
1956 326,532
1966 351,292
1977 369,740
1992 393,408
2002 387,632

Geography

Vrancea County's area is of 4,857 km².

A curvedly shaped mountainous area, known in Romanian as Carpaţii de Curbură, 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 epicenter depths are between 80 and 160 km.

Neighbours

Economy

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 renown wine regions are Panciu - 8100 ha, Odobeşti - 7000 ha, and Coteşti.

County's main industries:

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

Tourism

County's main destinations:

Administrative divisions

The county has 2 municipalities, 3 towns, and 67 communes.

Municipalities

Towns

Communes

References

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