Vidraru Lake and Dam in northern Argeș County
Location of Argeș County in Romania
|Capital city (Reședință de județ)||Pitești|
|• Total||6,862 km2 (2,649 sq mi)|
|Area rank||10th in Romania|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Rank||10th in Romania|
|• Density||89.250/km2 (231.155/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Area code(s)||+40 x484|
|ISO 3166 code||RO-AG|
|GDP||US$ 6.2 billion (2008)|
|GDP/capita||US$ 9,488 (2008)|
|1The development regions of Romania have no administrative role and were formed in order to manage 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 from having any political activity in the first six months after his resignation (or exclusion) from the public functionaries' 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
This county has a total area of 6,862 km².
The main river that croses the county is the Argeș River. In the south, the main rivers are the Vedea River and the Teleorman River.
The main sights of Argeș County include:
- The city of Piteşti
- The city of Curtea de Argeş, where one of the most beautiful monasteries in Romania is located
- The Câmpulung - Rucăr area
- The Făgăraş Mountains - the Transfăgărăşan
- The Leaota Mountains
- The Poienari Castle
- The Cotmeana monastery.
Argeș County has 3 municipalities, 4 towns and 95 communes.
- Curtea de Argeş
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