|Capital city (Reședință de județ)||Galați|
|• Type||County Board|
|• President of the County Board||Eugen Chebac|
|• Prefect2||Cosmin Păun|
|• Total||4,466 km2 (1,724 sq mi)|
|Area rank||34th in Romania|
|• Rank||14th in Romania|
|• Density||120/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Area code(s)||+40 x364|
|ISO 3166 code||RO-GL|
|GDP||US$ 4.73 billion (2008)|
|GDP/capita||US$ 7,628 (2008)|
|1The developing 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
Historically Galați is part of Moldavia. In 1858, it was represented by Alexandru Ioan Cuza at the ad hoc Divan at Iași, in the wake of the Crimean War. Prior to 1938 what is now eastern Galați was the separate Covurlui County (Județul Covurlui). From 1938 to 1945 Galați was part of Ținutul Dunării (Megacounty Dunării).
During July 2010, the River Siret threatened to break through the dykes protecting the town of Șendreni, as locals and emergency services reinforced the dykes with sandbags trucks full of earth to prevent the river breaking out and flooding the town.
In 2011, it had a population of 536,167 and the population density was 120/km2.
This county has a total area of 4,466 km2.
The county lies on a low plain, between the Prut River in the East, the Siret River in the West and South-West. They both flow into the Danube which forms the border with Tulcea County in the South-East.
Due to the relief, the majority of the population in the rural areas work in agriculture. Fishing is another profitable occupation along the Danube and the Siret River. Galați is Romania's second harbour after Constanța, the navigable channel on the Danube allowing the passage of large ships. In Galați there exist the biggest metallurgical complex in Romania – the Mittal-Sidex Complex. Also the second biggest shipyard can be found also at Galați allowing ships up to 55,000 tdw to be built.
The predominant industries in the county are:
The county of Galați is also an important transport hub.
The main tourist destinations are:
The Galați County Council, elected at the 2016 local government elections, is made up of 35 counselors, with the following party composition:
|Party||Seats||Current County Council|
|Social Democratic Party||15|
|National Liberal Party||9|
|People's Movement Party||6|
|Alliance of Liberals and Democrats||4|
Galați County has 2 municipalities, 2 towns and 61 communes
Berești-Meria is a commune in Galați County, Romania with a population of 3,500 people. It is composed of ten villages: Aldești, Balintești, Berești-Meria, Onciu, Pleșa, Prodănești, Puricani, Săseni, Slivna and Șipote.Buciumeni, Galați
Buciumeni is a commune in Galați County, Romania with a population of 2,637 people. It is composed of four villages: Buciumeni, Hănțești, Tecucelu Sec and Vizurești.Băleni, Galați
Băleni is a commune in Galați County, Romania with a population of 2,675 people. It is composed of a single village, Băleni.Bălăbănești, Galați
Bălăbănești is a commune in Galați County, Romania with a population of 2,339 people. It is composed of four villages: Bălăbănești, Lungești, Bursucani and Zimbru. It also included two other villages until 2004, when they were split off to form Rădești Commune.Cavadinești
Cavadinești is a commune in Galați County, Romania with a population of 3,520 people. It is composed of four villages: Cavadinești, Comănești, Gănești and Vădeni.Dinogetia
Dinogetia was an ancient Geto-Dacian settlement and later Roman fortress located on the right (southern) bank of the Danube near the place where it joins the Siret. The Dinogetia site is situated in Northern Dobruja 8 kilometres east of Galați, Romania and 2 kilometers north of the village Gărvan.Drăgușeni, Galați
Drăgușeni is a commune in Galați County, Romania with a population of 5,255 people. It is composed of seven villages: Adam, Căuiești, Drăgușeni, Fundeanu, Ghinghești, Nicopole and Știețești.FCM Dunărea Galați
Dunărea Galați was a Romanian professional football club from Galați, Galați county, south-east Romania, founded in 1970. The club was dissolved in 2014.Foltești
Foltești is a commune in Galați County, Romania with a population of 3,268 people. It is composed of two villages, Foltești and Stoicani.Fârțănești
Fârțănești is a commune in Galați County, Romania with a population of 5,283 people. It is composed of two villages, Fârțănești and Viile.Gohor
Gohor is a commune in Galați County, Romania with a population of 3,855 people. It is composed of five villages: Gara Berheci, Gohor, Ireasca, Nărtești and Poșta.Ivești, Galați
Ivești is a commune in Galați County, Romania. It is composed of two villages, Bucești and Ivești.Negrilești, Galați
Negrilești is a commune in Galați County, Romania that lies close to Tecuci. It is composed of two villages, Negrilești and Slobozia Blăneasa. These were part of Munteni Commune until 2004, when they were split off.Nămoloasa
Nămoloasa is a commune in Galați County, in the Western Moldavia region of Romania. It is composed of three villages: Crângeni, Nămoloasa and Nămoloasa-Sat.Pechea
Pechea is a commune in Galați County, Romania with a population of 11,199 people. It is composed of two villages, Lupele and Pechea.Schela, Galați
Schela is a commune in Galați County, Romania with a population of 3,521 people. It is composed of two villages, Negrea and Schela.Smârdan, Galați
Smârdan is a commune in Galați County, Romania with a population of 3,930 people. It is composed of three villages: Cișmele, Mihail Kogălniceanu and Smârdan.Tecuci
Tecuci (Romanian pronunciation: [teˈkut͡ʃʲ]) is a city in Galați County, Romania, in the historical region of Western Moldavia. It is situated among wooded hills, on the right bank of the Bârlad River, and at the junction of railways from Galați, Bârlad and Mărășești.Șendreni
Șendreni is a commune in Galați County, Romania with a population of 3,102 people. It is composed of three villages: Movileni, Șendreni and Șerbeștii Vechi.