Romania Travel Guide

Romania Hotels

Romania Travel Destination
Bucharest, Romania
Brasov, Romania
Caras, Romania
Cluj- Napoca, Romania
Constanta, Romania
Craiova, Romania
Galati, Romania
Iasi, Romania
Prahova, Romania
Satu Mare, Romania
Sibiu, Romania
Suceava, Romania
Timis, Romania

Romania Tourism

Romania Festival
Callatis Festival
George Enescu Festival
Golden Stag Festival
Sibiu Jazz Festival
Stufstock Festival

Unique Places in Romania
Berca Mud Volcanoes
Scarisoara Cave
Merry Cemetery
Palace of the Parliament
Transfagarasan Road

World Heritage Sites in Romania
Churches of Moldavia
Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains
Danube Delta
Historic Centre of Sighişoara
Monastery of Horezu
Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania
Wooden Churches of Maramureş

Romania Directory & Romania Travel Information

History of Romania:
Prehistory and Antiquity

Middle Ages

Independence and Monarchy

World Wars & Greater Romania
Romania Communism

Present-Day Democracy


Romania Etymology
Romania Geography

Environment of Romania

Romania Climate

Sports in Romania

Religion in Romania

Romania Largest Cities

Education in Romania

Economy of Romania

Transportation in Romania

Tourism of Romania
Romania Culture

Romania Arts

Romania Monuments

Romania National Flag

Politics of Romania
Romania Administrative Divisions

Foreign Relations of Romania


Romania Vacation Trips

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Romania Administrative Divisions

Romania is divided into forty-one counties, plus the municipality of Bucharest - which has equal rank. Each county is administered by a county council, responsible for local affairs, as well as a prefect, who is appointed by the central government but cannot be a member of any political party, responsible for the administration of national affairs at the county level. Since 2008, the president of the county council is directly elected by the people, and not by the county council as before that.

Each county is further subdivided into cities and communes, the former being urban, and the latter being rural localities. There are a total of 319 cities and 2686 communes in Romania. Each city and commune has its own mayor and local council. 103 of the larger and more urbanised cities have the status of municipality, which gives them greater administrative power over local affairs. Bucharest is also reckoned as a city with municipality status, but it is unique among the other localities in that it is not part of a county. It does not have a county concil, but has a prefect. Bucharest elects a general mayor and a general city council. Each of Bucharest's six sectors also elects a mayor and a local council.

The NUTS-3 level divisions reflect Romania's administrative-territorial structure, and correspond to the 41 counties, and the Bucharest municipality. Cities and communes are NUTS-5 level divisions. The country currently does not have NUTS-4 level divisions, but there are plans to make such associating neighboring localities for better coordination of local development and assimilation of national and European funds.

The 41 counties and Bucharest are grouped into eight development regions corresponding to NUTS-2 divisions in the European Union. Prior to Romania's accession into the European Union, these were called statistical regions, and were used exclusively for statistical purposes. Thus, albeit they formally existed for over 40 years, the regions are publicly a news. There are proposals in the future to cancel county councils and create regional councils instead. This would not change the nomenclature of the country's territorial subdivision, but would presumably allow better coordination of policy at the local level, more autonomy, and a smaller bureaucracy.

There are also proposals to use four NUTS-1 level divisions; they would be called macroregions. NUTS-1 and -2 divisions have no administrative capacity and are instead used for co-ordinating regional development projects and statistical purposes.

Macroregiunea 1:
----- Nord-Vest (6 counties; roughtly northern Transylvania)
----- Centru (6 counties; roughly southern Transylvania)
Macroregiunea 2:
----- Nord-Est (6 counties; Moldavia except the counties of Vrancea and Galaţi)
----- Sud-Est (6 counties; lower Danube, including Dobrudja)
Macroregiunea 3:
----- Sud (7 counties; the core of Muntenia)
----- Bucureşti (1 county and Bucharest)
Macroregiunea 4:
----- Sud-Vest (5 counties; roughly Oltenia)
----- Vest (4 counties; southwestern Transylvania, or Banat plus Arad and Hunedoara counties)

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Romania Travel Destination
Bucharest Romania - Brasov Romania - Caras Romania - Cluj- Napoca Romania - Constanta Romania
Craiova Romania - Galati Romania - Iasi Romania - Prahova Romania - Satu Mare Romania
Sibiu Romania - Suceava Romania - Timis Romania

Romania Travel Informations and Romania Travel Guide
History of Romania: Prehistory and Antiquity - Middle Ages - Independence and Monarchy
World Wars & Greater Romania - Romania Communism - Present-Day Democracy

Romania Etymology - Romania Geography - Environment of Romania - Romania Climate - Sports in Romania
Religion in Romania
- Romania Largest Cities - Education in Romania - Economy of Romania - Transportation in Romania
Tourism of Romania - Romania Culture - Romania Arts - Romania Monuments - Romania National Flag
Politics of Romania - Romania Administrative Divisions - Foreign Relations of Romania

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