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Teleorman (IPA2|te.'le.or.man) is a county (
judeţ) of Romania, in the historical region Oltenia, with its capital city at Alexandria.
The name "Teleorman" is of Cumanic (Turkic) origin. It literally means "crazy forest" (Deli orman) and, by extension, "thick and shadowy forest" in the
Cuman language. It can be encountered in other toponyms, such as the Turkish name of the Ludogorie Plateauin northeastern Bulgaria.
2002, it had a population of 436,025 and the population densitywas 75/km².
Romanians- 96.76% [National Institute of Statistics, " [http://www.recensamant.ro/pagini/tabele/t40a.pdf "Populaţia după etnie"] "]
*Roma - 3.18%
This county has a total area of 5,790 km².
Two distinctive elements can be found:
* In the North and center there are plains from the
Romanian Plain. They are separated by small rivers, which sometimes form deep valleys.
* In the South there is the
Danubevalley, very wide, with ponds and small channels.
Danube, the main river crossing the county is the Olt Riverwhich flows into the Danubeclose to the village of Islaz. Other important rivers are: the Vedea River, the Teleorman Riverand the Călmăţui River.
Giurgiu Countyin the East.
Olt Countyin the West.
Argeş Countyand Dâmboviţa Countyin the North.
Bulgariain the South - Veliko Tarnovo Provinceand Pleven Province.
The predominant industries in the county are:
* Food and beverages industry.
* Textile industry.
* Chemical industry.
* Mechanical components industry - in Alexandria there is a big roll-bearing enterprise.
Agriculture is the main occupation in the county. Both extensive agriculture, and small scale - vegetables and fruits for
Bucharestmarkets, is practiced. The area is well suited for irrigations.
The county doesn't have many spectacular attractions, but its cultural folk heritage is very rich. Many Romanian personalities have been born here, some of them later describing the life in a village in a very picturesque way. Also, the area was one of the places where the
Wallachian Revolution of 1848unfolded.
The main tourist destinations are:
* The city of Alexandria.
* Fishing on the
Danubeand other lakes or ponds.
The county has 3 municipalities, 2 towns and 93 communes.
* Alexandria - capital city; population: 59,308
Roşiorii de Vede
Zimnicea- the southernmost locality in Romania
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