- Covasna County
— County (Judeţ) —
Coat of arms
Country Romania Development region1 Centru Historic region Transylvania Capital city (Resedinţă de judeţ) Sfântu Gheorghe Government – Type County Board – President of the County Board János Demeter (UDMR) – Prefect2 Ervin György Area – Total 3,710 km2 (1,432.4 sq mi) Area rank 39th in Romania Population (2002) – Total 222,449 – Rank 42nd in Romania – Density 60/km2 (155.4/sq mi) Time zone EET (UTC+2) – Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3) Postal Code 52wxyz3 Area code(s) +40 x674 Car Plates CV5 GDP US$ 2.1 billion (2008) GDP/capita US$ 9,461 (2008) Website County Board
1The developing regions of Romania have no administrative role.
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
In 2002, it had a population of 222,449 and the population density was 60/km².
Year County population 1948 157,166 1956 172,509 1966 176,858 1977 199,017 1992 233,256 2002 222,449 2004 223,878
Covasna county has a total area of 3,710 km².
The main part of the relief consists of mountains from the Eastern Carpathians group. Most localities can be found in the valleys and depressions located along the different rivers crossing the county. The main river is the Olt River; along its banks lies the capital city Sfântu Gheorghe.
- Vrancea County and Bacău County in the East.
- Braşov County in the West.
- Harghita County in the North.
- Buzău County in the South.
Covasna County has been one of the preferred counties for foreign investments, mainly by Hungarian investors, due to the population profile.
The predominant industries in the county are:
- electrical components
- food and beverages
The main tourist destinations in the county are:
- The city of Sfântu Gheorghe
- The resorts in the mountains around:
- The mountains:
- Baraolt Mountains
- Bodoc Mountains
- Nemira Mountains
- Întorsurii Mountains
The Covasna County Assembly has 31 members:
Political Party Number of Seats Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania 25 Social Democratic Party 4 Democratic Party 2
Covasna County has 2 municipalities, 3 towns and 40 communes.
- ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia după etnie"
- ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 şi 2002"
- www.covasna.ro – site of Covasna
Covasna County, Romania Cities Towns Communes
Aita Mare · Arcuş · Barcani · Băţani · Belin · Bixad · Bodoc · Boroşneu Mare · Brăduţ · Brateş · Breţcu · Catalina · Cernat · Chichiş · Comandău · Dalnic · Dobârlău · Estelnic · Ghelinţa · Ghidfalău · Haghig · Ilieni · Lemnia · Malnaş · Mereni · Micfalău · Moacşa · Ojdula · Ozun · Poian · Reci · Sânzieni · Sita Buzăului · Turia · Vâlcele · Valea Crişului · Valea Mare · Vârghiş · Zăbala · Zagon
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