is divided into forty-one counties (judete), as well as the municipality
of Bucharest (Bucuresti), which is its own administrative unit.
Each county is administered by a county council (consiliu judetean),
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. In alphabetical order, the counties are:
the county structure, Romania is also divided into eight development
regions, which correspond to NUTS-II divisions in the European Union,
but which have no administrative capacity and are instead used for
co-ordinating regional development projects and statistical purposes.
The country is further subdivided into 2686 communes, which are
rural localities, and 265 towns. Communes and towns have their own
local councils and are headed by a mayor (primar). Larger and more
urbanised towns gain the status of municipality, which gives them
greater administrative power over local affairs.
Teleorman is a county (judet) of Romania, in the
historical region Muntenia, with its capital city at Alexandria.
The name Teleorman is of cumanic (Turkic)
origin and means crazy forest (Deli orman). This term meaned in
the cuman language thick and shadowy forest. It and can be encountered
in other toponyms, such as the turkish name of the Ludogorie Plateau
in northeastern Bulgaria.
In 2002, it had a population of 436,025 and the population density
Romanians - 96.76%
Roma - 3.18%
Year County population
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 Calmatui River.
- Giurgiu County in the East.
- Olt County in the West.
- Arges County and Dâmbovita County in
- Bulgaria in the South - Veliko Tarnovo
Province and Pleven Province.
The predominant industries in the county are:
- Food and beverages industry.
- Textile industry.
- Chemical 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 a place where the Romanian Revolution from 1848 unfolded.
The main tourist destinations are:
- The city of Alexandria.
- Fishing on the Danube and other lakes or ponds.
The county has 3 municipalities, 2 towns and 92 communes.
- Alexandria - capital city; population: 59,308
- Rosiori de Vede
- Turnu Magurele
- Zimnicea - the southernmost locality in Romania
- Calmatuiu de Sus
- Draganesti de Vede
- Scurtu Mare
- Silistea Gumesti
- Slobozia Mândra
- Tatarastii de Jos
- Tatarastii de Sus