Prahova County

Prahova County

Județul Prahova
Coat of arms of Prahova County
Coat of arms
Administrative map of Romania with Prahova county highlighted
Coordinates: 45°06′N 26°01′E / 45°06′N 26°01′E / 45.1; 26.02
CountryRomania
Development regionSud
Historical regionMuntenia
CapitalPloiești
Area
 • Total4,716 km2 (1,821 sq mi)
Area rank33rd
Population
(2011)
 • Total762,886
 • Rank3rd
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Telephone code(+40) 244 or (+40) 344[1]
Prefecture

Prahova County (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈprahova]) is a county (județ) of Romania, in the historical region Muntenia, with the capital city at Ploiești.

Demographics

In 2011, it had a population of 762,886 and the population density was 161/km². It is Romania's third most populated county (after the Municipality of Bucharest and Iași County),[2] having a population density double that of the country's mean.

Year County population[4]
1948 557,776
1956 Increase 623,817 (1.41%)
1966 Increase 701,057 (1.17%)
1977 Increase 817,168 (1.40%)
1992 Increase 873,229 (0.44%)
2002 Decrease 829,945 (−0.51%)
2011 Decrease 762,886 (−0.93%)

The county received an inflow of population who have moved here due to the industrial development.

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Prahova Koān
български: Прахова (окръг)
čeština: Prahova
davvisámegiella: Prahova guovlu
Deutsch: Kreis Prahova
Ελληνικά: Πράχοβα
한국어: 프라호바 주
Bahasa Indonesia: Provinsi Prahova
Ladino: Prahova
Bahasa Melayu: Wilayah Prahova
Nederlands: District Prahova
norsk nynorsk: Prahova fylke
português: Prahova (distrito)
Simple English: Prahova County
slovenčina: Prahova (župa)
српски / srpski: Прахова (округ)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Prahova (okrug)
svenska: Prahova
Türkçe: Prahova ili
українська: Прахова