Dolj (Romanian pronunciation: [dolʒ] ( listen); originally meant Dol(no)-Jiu, "lower Jiu", as opposed to Gorj (upper Jiu)) is a county (județ) of Romania on the border with Bulgaria, in Oltenia, with the capital city at Craiova.
In 2011, it had a population of 660,544 and a population density of 89/km2 (230/sq mi).
This county has a total area of 7,414 km2 (2,863 sq mi).
The entire area is a plain with the Danube on the south forming a wide valley crossed by the Jiu River in the middle. Other small rivers flow through the county, each one forming a small valley. There are some lakes across the county and many ponds and channels in the Danube valley. 6% of the county's area is a desert.
Agriculture is the county's main industry. The county has a land that is ideal for growing cereals, vegetables and wines. Other industries are mainly located in the city of Craiova, the largest city in southwestern Romania.
The county's main industries:
Major tourist attractions:
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|Social Democratic Party||25|
|National Liberal Party||12|
Dolj County 3 municipalities, 4 towns and 104 communes
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