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Iași County

Iași County
Județul Iași
Coat of arms of Iași County
Coat of arms
Administrative map of Romania with Iași county highlighted
Country Romania
Development region Nord-Est
Historical region Moldavia
Capital Iași
 • Total 5,476 km2 (2,114 sq mi)
Area rank 23rd
Population (2011)
 • Total 772,348
 • Rank 2nd
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Telephone code (+40) 232 or (+40) 332[1]
ISO 3166 code RO-IS
Website County Council

Iași (Romanian pronunciation: ) is a county (județ) of Romania, in Moldavia, with the administrative seat at Iași. It is the most populous county in Romania, after the Municipality of Bucharest (which has the same administrative level as that of a county).


  • Demographics 1
  • Geography 2
    • Neighbours 2.1
  • Economy 3
  • Tourism 4
  • Administrative divisions 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


As of 20 October 2011 census, Iași County had a population of 772,348.[2] On the other hand, according to the 2012 data provided by the County Population Register Service, the total registered population of the county is as high as 873,662 people.[3]

The population of Iași County today is nearly double what it was sixty years ago.

Year County population[5]
1948 431,586
1956 516,635
1966 619,027
1977 729,243
1992 806,778
2002 816,910
2011 772,348


Three Lakes Area

This county has a total area of 5,476 km². It lies on a plain between the Siret River and the Prut River. Two other rivers run through the county: the Bahlui River (on the banks of which lies the city of Iași) and the Jijia River.



Iași County Council and Prefecture Headquarters

This county is predominantly agricultural, due to its topography. Industry is concentrated in the cities. The principal industries are:

  • Software
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Automotive
  • Metallurgy and heavy-equipment manufacturing
  • Electronics & Electrotechnics
  • Textiles
  • Food production


Sturdza Palace in Miclăușeni

City of Iași is the most important city in Moldavia and one of the most important cultural centers in Romania. It has the oldest University in the country, and, until the formation of the United Principalities, it was the capital of Moldavia.

Some of the tourist destinations in the county:

Administrative divisions

Iași County has 2 municipalities, 3 towns and 93 communes


  1. ^ The number used depends on the numbering system employed by the phone companies on the market.
  2. ^ "Population at 20 October 2011" (in Romanian).  
  3. ^ "Unul din 25 de ieșeni nu deţine acte de identitate" (in Romanian). 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  4. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populația după etnie"
  5. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populația la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 și 2002"

External links

  • Iași County - A brief history at
  • Iasi - the county of centuries-old trees
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