Teleorman ([ˈtele.orman]) is a county (județ) of Romania on the border with Bulgaria, in the historical region Muntenia, with its capital city at Alexandria.
The name Teleorman is of Cumanic (Turkic) origin. It literally means crazy forest (Deli orman) and, by extension, "thick and shadowy forest" in the Cuman language. It can be encountered in other toponyms, such as the Turkish name of the Ludogorie Plateau in northeastern Bulgaria.
In 2011, it had a population of 360,178 and the population density was 62.2/km².Romanians - 96.76%
Romani - 3.18%
This county has a total area of 5,790 km².
Two distinctive elements can be found:In the North and center there are plains from the Romanian Plain. They are separated by small rivers, which sometimes form deep valleys.
In the South there is the Danube valley, very wide, with ponds and small channels.
Beside the Danube, the main river crossing the county is the Olt River which flows into the Danube close to the village of Islaz. Other important rivers are: the Vedea River, the Teleorman River and the Călmățui River.Giurgiu County in the East.
Olt County in the West.
Argeș County and Dâmbovița County in the North.
Bulgaria in the South - Veliko Tarnovo Province, Pleven Province and Ruse Province.
The predominant industries in the county are:Food and beverages industry.
Mechanical components industry - in Alexandria there is a big roll-bearing enterprise.
Agriculture is the main occupation in the county. Both extensive agriculture, and small scale - vegetables and fruits for Bucharest markets, is practiced. The area is well suited for irrigations.
The county doesn't have many spectacular attractions, but its cultural folk heritage is very rich. Many Romanian personalities have been born here, some of them later describing the life in a village in a very picturesque way. Also, the area was one of the places where the Wallachian Revolution of 1848 unfolded.
The main tourist destinations are:The city of Alexandria.
Fishing on the Danube and other lakes or ponds.
The Teleorman County Council, elected at the 2016 local government elections, is made up of 33 counselors, with the following party composition:
Teleorman County has 3 municipalities, 2 towns and 93 communesMunicipalities
Alexandria - capital city; population: 42,129 (as of 2011)
Roșiorii de Vede
Zimnicea - the southernmost locality in Romania
Teleorman County is home to many Romanian personalities including:Marin Preda