Bacău County

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*Vaslui County in the East.
*Harghita County and Covasna County in the West.
*Neamţ County in the North.
*Vrancea County in the South.

Economy

The county of Bacău was one of the most industrialized regions in the communist period and it remained Moldavia's most important industrial center ever since. There are two large oil refineries at Oneşti and Dărmăneşti. Following the collapse of the communist regime, Bacău continued to be the region's most important GDP supplier, but the county became more famous for the controversial figures involved in local economy than for its performance.

The predominant industries in the county are:
* The chemical and oil industry.
* Food industry.
* Construction materials industry.
* Wood and paper industry.
* Textile industry.
* Mechanical components industry.
* Aeronautics industry.

In Bacău county there are important reserves of oil and salt. Also coal is exploited.

Tourism

The main tourist destinations in the county are:
* The cities of Bacău and Oneşti.
* The resorts:
** Slănic Moldova
** Poiana Sărată
** Târgu Ocna
** Poiana Uzului
* The Nemira Mountains.

People

* Gabriela Adameşteanu
* Vasile Alecsandri
* George Bacovia
* Raluca Belciu
* Radu Beligan
* Nadia Comaneci
* Loredana Groza
* Alexandru Piru
* Ion Rotaru
* Marcus Solomon
* Ion Talianu
* Tristan Tzara
* Gabriela Vrânceanu Firea

Administrative divisions

The county has 3 municipalities, 5 towns and 85 communes.

Municipalities

* Bacău
* Oneşti
* Moineşti

Towns

* Comăneşti
* Buhuşi
* Dărmăneşti
* Târgu Ocna
* Slănic Moldova

Communes

Politics

Bacău became famous after electing Ilie Ilaşcu of the Greater Romania Party as their Senator, while he was held in prison in Transnistria.

References

External links

* [http://www.patzinakia.ro/wallachiamediaevalis/bacau-index.htm The Princely Court of Stefan's son, Alexander, in Bacău] - images, layouts (at the [http://www.patzinakia.ro/ Romanian Group for an Alternative History Website] )

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