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Coat of arms
Country  Romania
Development region1 Sud
Historic region Greater Wallachia
Capital city (Resedinta de judet) Călăraşi
 • Type County Board
 • President of the County Board Răducu George Filipescu (National Liberal Party)
 • Prefect2 Doru-Ioan Tărăcilă
 • Total 5,088 km2 (1,964 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 324,617
 • Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 91wxyz3
Area code(s) +40 x424
Car Plates CL5
GDP US$ 2.09 billion (2008)
GDP/capita US$ 6,446 (2008)
Website County Board
County Prefecture
1The development regions of Romania have no administrative role. They were formed as a way of managing funds from the European Union
2 as of 2007, the Prefect is not a politician, but a public functionary. He (or she) is not allowed to be a member of a political party, and is banned from having any political activity in the first six months after resigning (or being excluded) from the public functionary corps
3w, x, y, and z are digits that indicate the city, the street, part of the street, or even the building of the address
4x is a digit indicating the operator: 2 for the former national operator, Romtelecom, and 3 for the other ground telephone networks
5used on both the plates of the vehicles that operate only in the county limits (like utility vehicles, ATVs, etc.), and the ones used outside the county

Călăraşi (Romanian pronunciation: [kələˈraʃʲ]) is a county (judeţ) of Romania, in Muntenia, with the county seat at Călăraşi.


In 2002, it had a population of 324,617 and a population density of 64/km².

Year County population[2]
1948 287,722
1956 318,573
1966 337,261
1977 338,807
1992 338,804
2002 324,617

List of cities by population[]

All the data, except Călărași, is as of 2002.

  • Călărași(county's capital and largest city) - 73,823(as of 2005)
  • Oltenița - 27,217
  • Modelu(county's largest village) - 9,804
  • Budești(with Crivăț village) - 9,709
  • Borcea(village) - 9,676
  • Dragalina(village) - 8,760
  • Chirnogi(village) - 8,131

The other two towns of Călărași county(Lehliu-Gara and Fundulea) are having a population under 8,000 inhabitants.


This county has an area of 5,088 km².

The entire area lies the south part of the Bărăgan Plain and is crossed by small rivers with deep valleys. On its southern and eastern sides there is the valley of the Danube which, on the eastern side, splits into a number of branches, forming islands, now drained. On the western side, the rivers Argeş and Dâmboviţa form a wide valley before flowing into the Danube.



Agriculture is the county's main industry, generating about 3% of the entire country's agricultural output.

The county's industries:

  • Metallurgy - there is a big metallurgical plant in Călăraşi, similar to the one in Galaţi
  • Food processing
  • Textiles
  • Construction materials


The main tourist destinantion:

Administrative divisions[]

Călăraşi County has 2 municipalities, 3 towns and 50 communes


  1. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia după etnie"
  2. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 şi 2002"
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