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Coat of arms
Country  Romania
Development region1 Sud
Historic region Muntenia
Capital city (Resedinţă de judeţ) Târgoviște
 • Type County Board
 • President of the County Board Gheorghe Ana
 • Prefect2 Aurelian Popa
 • Total 4,054 km2 (1,565 sq mi)
Area rank 37th in Romania
Population (2002)
 • Total 541,763
 • Rank 16th in Romania
 • Density 134/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 13wxyz3
Area code(s) +40 x454
Car Plates DB5
GDP US$ 3.71 billion (2008)
GDP/capita US$ 6,831 (2008)
Website County Board
County Prefecture
1The development regions of Romania have no administrative role. They were formed just to attract 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 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

Dâmbovița (also spelt Dîmbovița) is a county (județ) of Romania, in Muntenia, with the capital city at Târgoviște.


In 2002, it had a population of 541,763 and the population density was 134/km². It is one of the most densely populated counties in Romania.

Year County population[2]
1948 409,272
1956 438,985
1966 453,241
1977 527,620
1992 562,041
2002 541,763


Dâmboviţa county has a total area of 4,054 km².

The county's landscape has three main forms. In the north there are mountains from the Southern Carpathians group - the Bucegi Mountains and the Leaotă Mountains. In the center there are the sub-Carpathian hills and the southern area is part of the Romanian Plain.

The county's main river gives it its name: the Dâmboviţa River. Also the Ialomiţa River flows in the county's northern and eastern regions, while the Argeș River flows in the south.



One of the biggest steel factories in Romania is located In Târgoviște. Also, oil is extracted and refined the county.

The predominant industries in the county are:

  • Metallurgical industry.
  • Oil extraction equipment.
  • Food industry.
  • Home appliances.
  • Textile industry.
  • Chemical industry.
  • Construction materials industry.


The main tourist destinations are:


  • Glod, a small village in this area, was used to represent Kazakhstan in the filming of the mockumentary movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.

Administrative divisions[]

Dâmboviţa County 2 municipalities, 5 towns and 82 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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