|— County —|
|• Total||5,498 km2 (2,123 sq mi)|
|• Density||89/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Telephone code||(+40) 249 or (+40) 349|
|ISO 3166 code||RO-OT|
Demographics[edit | edit source]
In 2002, it had a population of 489,274 and the population density was 89/km².
The county is a mainly rural one, with over 60% of the population living in villages.
Geography[edit | edit source]
This county has a total area of 5,498 km².
The county lies in a flat area on the Western part of the Romanian Plain. It is crossed by rivers from North to South, the main one - the Olt River giving the county its name. The Danube forms a wide valley in the South, with lots of ponds and small channels, which are flooded from time to time.
Neighbours[edit | edit source]
- Teleorman County to the East.
- Dolj County to the West.
- Argeș County and Vâlcea County to the North.
- Bulgaria to the South - Vratsa Province and Pleven Province.
Economy[edit | edit source]
The predominant industries in the county are:
- Metallurgy - aluminum and aluminum components.
- Railway equipment.
- Food and beverages industry.
- Textile industry.
- Mechanical components industry.
Agriculture is the main occupation in the county - over 58% of the population having agriculture as their main occupation. Both extensive agriculture, and small scale, vegetables and fruits, are practiced. The area is well suited for irrigations.
Tourism[edit | edit source]
The main touristical destinations are:
- The city of Slatina.
- Fishing on the Danube and on the Olt River.
- City of Corabia with an ancient roman citadelle, large orthodoxe cathedral, Danube sunbathes, sailing and fishing.
- The town of Scornicești - the birthplace of Nicolae Ceauşescu.
Administrative divisions[edit | edit source]
Olt County has 2 municipalities, 6 towns and 104 communes
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ The number used depends on the numbering system employed by the phone companies on the market.
- ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia după etnie"
- ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 şi 2002"
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