Sneha Girap

Gorj County

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Country  Romania
University  Constantin Brancusi University
Area  5,602 km2
Capital  Targu Jiu

Gorj is a county (judet) of Romania, in Oltenia, with its capital city at Targu Jiu.


Map of Gorj County


In 2011, it had a population of 334,238 and its population density was 59.66/km².

  • Romanians – over 98%
  • Roma, others.

Administrative divisions

Gorj County has 2 municipalities, 7 towns and 61 communes

  • Municipalities
    • Motru- population: 18,142 (as of 2011)
    • Targu Jiu – capital city; population: 78,553 (as of 2011)


This county has a total area of 5,602 km².

The North side of the county consists of various mountains from the Southern Carpathians group. In the West there are the Vulcanului Mountains, and in the East there are the Parang Mountains and the Negoveanu Mountains. The two groups are split by the Jiu River.

To the South, the heights decrease through the hills to a high plain at the Western end of the Romanian Plain.

The main river, which collects all the smaller rivers, is the Jiu River.


The predominant industries in the county are:


Gorj County Tourist places in Gorj County

The main touristical destinations are:

  • The city and the area around Targu Jiu:
  • The Brancusi monuments;
  • The Tismana Monastery.
  • The Parang Mountains.
  • The Polovragi Monastery.
  • References

    Gorj County Wikipedia (,),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),)

    Similar Topics
    Station (2014 film)
    Guido Andreozzi