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Neamț County

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Country  Romania
Capital  Piatra Neamt
Area  5,896 km2
Population  570,367
Destinations  Piatra Neamt, Targu Neamt, Roman, Bicaz, Neamt Monastery

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Neamț ([ne̯amt͡s]) is a county (județ) of Romania, in the historic region of Moldavia, with the county seat at Piatra Neamț.


Map of Neamț-County


In 2011, it had a population of 470,766 and a population density of 80/km².

  • Romanians - 98.25%
  • Lipovans - 0.05%
  • Hungarians - 0.04%
  • Roma - 1.48%, and others
  • Geography

    This county has an area of 5,896 km².

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    The relief decreases from west to east. In the western part, there are mountains, the Eastern Carpathians, with heights of over 1800m and the impressive peak of Mount Ceahlău. Along the Bicaz River lies the canyon of Cheile Bicazului. Construction of the Bicaz Dam in the 1950s on the Bistrița River led to the formation of the Lake Bicaz (Lake Izvorul Muntelui), Romania's largest artificial lake.

    On the western side, the lowest point, at about 160m, is found along Siret River's valley.


  • Iași County and Vaslui County in the East.
  • Harghita County in the West.
  • Suceava County in the North.
  • Bacău County in the South.
  • Economy

    County's main industries:

  • Chemical industry;
  • Mechanical parts;
  • Textiles;
  • Food stuffs;
  • Construction materials.
  • One of the greatest dams in Romania, the Bicaz Dam is built along the Bistrița River, forming the Bicaz Lake; the water of the lake is used for electricity production at Bicaz-Stejaru Hydroelectric Power Station.


    Neamț county is known as the region with the most monasteries to be found per square kilometer in the world. The monumental church of Neamț Monastery has been a model for Moldavian churches and monasteries. The Moldavian art style, of great originality and stylistic unity, was developed by blending Gothic elements with Byzantine motifs.

    The county is host to two of Romania's 9 national parks: Ceahlău Massif and Vânători-Neamț Natural Park

    County's main tourist attractions include

  • The city of Piatra Neamț, with its medieval square and ski facilities;
  • The city of Roman
  • Agapia Monastery
  • Bistrița Monastery
  • Durău Monastery
  • Horaița Monastery
  • Neamț Monastery
  • Pângărați Monastery
  • Petru Vodă Monastery
  • Războieni Monastery
  • Secu Monastery
  • Sihăstria Monastery
  • Sihla Monastery
  • Văratec Monastery
  • Vânători-Neamț Natural Park
  • Neamț Citadel in Târgu Neamț
  • Ceahlău National Park
  • Bicaz Canyon - "Cheile Bicazului"
  • Durău Ski Resort
  • Hanu Ancuței
  • Politics

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

    Administrative divisions

    Neamț County has 2 municipalities, 3 towns and 78 communes

  • Municipalities
  • Piatra Neamț - capital city; population: 77,393 (as of 2011 census)
  • Roman - population: 45,344 (as of 2011 census)
  • Towns
  • Bicaz
  • Roznov
  • Târgu Neamț
  • Natives

  • Sergiu Celibidache, conductor
  • Vasile Conta, philosopher
  • Ion Creangă, writer
  • Virgil Gheorghiu, writer
  • Ștefan Macovei, contemporary sculptor
  • Nicodim Munteanu, patriarch
  • References

    Neamț County Wikipedia