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Argeș County

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Country  Romania
Area  6,862 km2
Capital  Pitesti
Population  612,431
Colleges and Universities  University of Pitesti, Constantin Brancoveanu University

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Argeș ([ˈard͡ʒeʃ]) is a county (județ) of Romania, in Muntenia, with the capital city at Pitești.


Map of Argeș-County


In October 20, 2011, it had a population of 612,431 and the population density was 89/km².

  • Romanians – 97%
  • Roma (Gypsies), and other.
  • Geography

    This county has a total area of 6,862 km². The relief can be split into 3 distinctive parts. In the north side there are the mountains, from the Southern Carpathians group – the Făgăraș Mountains with Moldoveanu Peak (2,544 m), Negoiu Peak (2,535 m) and Vânătoarea lui Buteanu peak (2,508 m) towering the region, and in the North-East part the Leaotă Mountains. Between them there is a pass towards Brașov, the Rucăr-Bran Passage. The heights decrease, and in the center there are the sub-carpathian hills, with heights around 800 m, crossed with very deep valleys. In the south there is the northern part of the Romanian Plain.

    Argeș County

    The main river that crosses the county is the Argeș River in which almost all the other rivers coming from the mountains flow. In the south the main rivers are the Vedea River and the Teleorman River.


  • Dâmbovița County in the east.
  • Vâlcea County and Olt County in the west.
  • Sibiu County and Brașov County in the north.
  • Teleorman County in the south.
  • Economy

    The county is one of the most industrialized counties in Romania. There is one oil refinery and two automobile plants at Mioveni – the Dacia Renault car plant, and at Câmpulung the ARO plant.

    The predominant industries in the county are:

  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Electrical equipment
  • Home appliances
  • Food
  • Textiles
  • Construction materials
  • Oil is being extracted in the center and in the south. Also there are a few coal mines and close to Mioveni there is a nuclear research and production facility making nuclear fuels for the Cernavodă Nuclear Electric Power Plant. On the Argeș River there are a great number of hydroelectric power plants, the most impressive being the Vidraru power plant and dam.

    The hillsides are well suited for wines and fruit orchards, and the south is suited for cereal crops.


    The main tourist destinations are:

  • The city of Pitești
  • The city of Curtea de Argeș, where one of the most well known monasteries in Romania is located
  • The Câmpulung – Rucăr area
  • The Făgăraș Mountains – the Transfăgărășan
  • The Leaota Mountains
  • The Poienari Castle
  • The Cotmeana monastery.
  • Politics

    The Argeș County Council, elected at the 2016 local government elections, is made up of 35 counselors, with the following party composition:

    Administrative divisions

    Argeș County has 3 cities, 4 towns and 95 communes:

  • Municipalities
  • Câmpulung
  • Curtea de Argeș
  • Pitești – county seat; population: 148,264 (as of 2011)
  • Towns
  • Costești
  • Mioveni
  • Ștefănești
  • Topoloveni
  • References

    Argeș County Wikipedia

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