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Botoșani County

Botoșani County
Județul Botoșani
Coat of arms of Botoșani County
Coat of arms
Location of Botoșani County in Romania
Location of Botoșani County in Romania
Country  Romania
Development region1 Nord-Est
Historic region Moldavia
Capital city (Reședință de județ) Botoșani
 • Type County Board
 • President of the County Board Mihai Țâbuleac (PD-L)
 • Prefect2 Adrian Constantinescu
 • Total 4,986 km2 (1,925 sq mi)
Area rank 29th in Romania
Population (2011)
 • Total 412,626
 • Rank 22nd in Romania
 • Density 83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 71wxyz3
Area code(s) +40 x314
Car Plates BT5
GDP US$ 2.06 billion (2008)
GDP/capita US$ 4,536 (2008)
Website County Board
County Prefecture
1The developing regions of Romania have no administrative role. They were formed just to attract funds from the European Union
2 as of 2007, the Prefect is not a politician, but a public functionary. He (or she) is not allowed to be a member of a political party, and is banned to have any political activity in the first six months after the resignation (or exclusion) from the public functionary corps
3w, x, y, and z are digits that indicate the city, the street, part of the street, or even the building of the address
4x is a digit indicating the operator: 2 for the former national operator, Romtelecom, and 3 for the other ground telephone networks
5used on both the plates of the vehicles that operate only in the county limits (like utility vehicles, ATVs, etc.), and the ones used outside the county

Botoșani (Romanian pronunciation: ) is a county (județ) of Romania, in Moldavia (few villages in Bukovina), with the capital city at Botoșani.


  • Demographics 1
  • Geography 2
    • Neighbours 2.1
  • Economy 3
  • Administrative divisions 4
  • People 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


In October 31, 2011, it had a population of 412,626 and the population density was 83/km2. [1]

Year County population [2]
1948 385,236
1956 428,050
1966 452,406
1977 451,217
1992 458,904
2002 452,834
2011 412,626


  • it is situated between Siret and Prut, in the north-east part of the county, Ukraine in the north and Moldova in the east. At the west and south it has borders with the Suceava County and Iași County.
  • it has a total area of 4,986 km2 (2.1% of the Romanian territory).
  • the relief is a high plain, between the valleys of the Siret River, the Prut River and its affluent the Jijia River.
  • temperate climate, influenced by the eastern air masses of the continent.



This is a predominantly agricultural county.

The predominant industries in the county are:

  • Textile industry
  • Food industry
  • Electrical components industry
  • Glass and porcelain industry

At Stânca-Costești there is one of the greatest hydroelectric power plants in Romania.

Administrative divisions

Botoșani County has 2 municipalities, 5 towns and 71 communes


Natives of the county include:

See also


  1. ^ Tab8. Populația stabilă după etnie – județe, municipii, orașe, comune
  2. ^ Tab1. Populația la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992, 2002 și 2011 – categorii de localități și județe

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