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Cluj county in Romania
Country  Romania
Development region Nord-Vest
Historical region Transylvania
County seat Cluj-Napoca
 • Type County Council
 • President of the County Council Pǎunel Tişe (PD)
 • Prefect2 Florin Vasile Stamatian
 • County (Judeţ) 6,674 km2 (2,577 sq mi)
Area rank 12th in Romania
Elevation 1,842 - 227 m (6,043 - 745 ft)
Population (2002)
 • County (Judeţ) 702,755
 • Rank 7th in Romania
 • Density 105/km2 (270/sq mi)
 • Urban 464,377
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 40wxyz3
Area code(s) +40 x644
Car Plates CJ5
GDP US$ 7.65 billion (2008)
GDP/capita US$ 11,177 (2008)
Website County Board
County Prefecture
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 to have any political activity in the first six months after the resignation (or exclusion) 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

Cluj (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈkluʒ]; Hungarian: Kolozs); is a county (județ) of Romania, in Transylvania, with the capital city at Cluj-Napoca.


In 2007, it had a population of 692,316 and a population density of 104/km².

Year County population[2]
1948 520,073
1956 580,344
1966 629,746
1977 715,507
1992 736,301
2002 702,755


This county has a total area of 6,674 km². About 1/3 of this surface are mountains—the Apuseni Mountains, with heights up to 1800 m and located in the Southwest part of the county. The rest of the surface is the North side of the Transylvanian Plateau, a hilly region with deep and wide valleys.

The main rivers in the county are Someşul Mic, Arieş, and Crişul Repede.



Cluj County has one of the most dynamic economies in Romania. It is a region with one of the highest ratings of foreign investments. In addition, Cluj-Napoca is home to one of Romania's important IT and financial services centers.

The county's main industries are:

  • Mechanical components;
  • Wood processing;
  • Glass manufacturing;
  • Pharmaceutics and cosmetics;
  • Food stuffs processing;
  • Textiles.

Mining and natural gas extraction are also developed.


The main tourist destinations in the county are:

  • The city of Cluj-Napoca.
  • The Apuseni Mountains especially the caves Peştera Mare, Peştera Piatra Ponorului, Peştera Vârfurosu.
  • The historical centers of Turda, Dej, Gherla, Ciucea.
  • Cheile Turzii
  • Turda Salt Mine
  • The winter resort of Băişoara
  • The lakes of Beliş and Tarniţa


Administrative divisions[]

Turda salt mine

Cluj County has 5 municipalities, 1 town and 75 communes.

  • Communes
    • Aghireșu
    • Aiton
    • Aluniș
    • Apahida
    • Așchileu
    • Baciu
    • Băișoara
    • Beliș
    • Bobâlna
    • Bonțida
    • Borșa
    • Buza
    • Căianu
    • Călărași
    • Călățele
    • Cămărașu
    • Căpușu Mare
    • Cășeiu
    • Cătina

    • Jichișu de Jos
    • Jucu
    • Luna
    • Măguri-Răcătău
    • Mănăstireni
    • Mărgău
    • Mărișel
    • Mica
    • Mihai Viteazu
    • Mintiu Gherlii
    • Mociu
    • Moldovenești
    • Negreni
    • Pălatca
    • Panticeu
    • Petreștii de Jos
    • Ploscoș
    • Poieni

    • Râșca
    • Recea-Cristur
    • Săcuieu
    • Săndulești
    • Săvădisla
    • Sâncraiu
    • Sânmartin
    • Sânpaul
    • Sic
    • Suatu
    • Tritenii de Jos
    • Tureni
    • Ţaga
    • Unguraș
    • Vad
    • Valea Ierii
    • Viișoara
    • Vultureni


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  1. ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia după etnie"
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Coordinates: 46°46′30″N 23°35′30″E / 46.775, 23.5917