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Dolj (Romanian pronunciation: [dolʒ] (About this sound listen); originally meant Dol(no)-Jiu, "lower Jiu", as opposed to Gorj (upper Jiu))[citation needed] is a county (județ) of Romania on the border with Bulgaria, in Oltenia, with the capital city at Craiova.

Demographics

In 2011, it had a population of 660,544 and a population density of 89/km2 (230/sq mi).

Year County population[3]
1948 615,301
1956 Increase 642,028
1966 Increase 691,116
1977 Increase 750,328
1992 Increase 761,074
2002 Decrease 734,231
2011 Decrease 660,544

Geography

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.[4]

Neighbours

Economy

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:

  • Automotive industry – Ford has a factory.
  • Heavy electrical and transport equipment – Electroputere Craiova is the largest factory plant in Romania.
  • Aeronautics
  • Chemicals processing
  • Foods and beverages
  • Textiles
  • Mechanical parts and components

There are two small ports on the shore of the Danube river – Bechet and Calafat.

People

Tourism

Major tourist attractions:

Politics

The Dolj County Council, elected at the 2016 local government elections, is made up of 37 counselors, with the following party composition:[5]

    Party Seats Current County Council
  Social Democratic Party 25                                                
  National Liberal Party 12                                              

Administrative divisions

Dolj County 3 municipalities, 4 towns and 104 communes

References

  1. ^ "Population at 20 October 2011" (in Romanian). INSSE. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Populația după etnie" (PDF). National Institute of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 August 2009. 
  3. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populația la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 și 2002" Archived 22 September 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ http://www.jurnalul.ro/articole/85268/verde-avem-desertificare-cum-procedam
  5. ^ "Mandate de CJ pe judete si competitori" (in Romanian). Biroul Electoral Central. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 

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