Dolj (Romanie pronunciation: [dolʒ]; oreeginally meant Dol(no)-Jiu, "lawer Jiu", as opposed tae Gorj (upper Jiu)) is a coonty (judeţ) o Romanie, in Oltenie, wi the caipital ceety at Craiova.

Coonty (Judeţ)
Coat of airms o Dolj
Coat airms
Dolj in Romania.svg
Coordinates: 44°10′N 23°42′E / 44.17°N 23.7°E / 44.17; 23.7
Kintra Romanie
Development region1Sud-Vest
Historic regionOltenie
Caipital ceetyCraiova
 • TeepCoonty Buird
 • Preses o the Coonty BuirdIon Prioteasa
 • Prefect2Silviu Dumitru
 • Total7414 km2 (2,863 sq mi)
Area rank7t in Romanie
 • Total660,544
 • Rank7t in Romanie
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
Area code(s)+40 x514
Caur PlatesDJ5
GDPUS$ 5.64 billion (2008)
GDP/capitaUS$ 7,673 (2008)
WebsiteCounty Board
County Prefecture
1 The 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


In 2011, it haed a population o 660,544 an a population density o 89/km2 (230/sq mi).

Year Coonty population[3]
1948 615,301
1956   642,028
1966   691,116
1977   750,328
1992   761,074
2002   734,231
2011   660,544


This coonty haes a tot aurie o 7,414 km2 (2,863 sq mi).

The entire aurie is a plain wi the Danube on the sooth formin a wide valley crossed bi the Jiu River in the middle. Ither smaw rivers flow throu the coonty, ilka ane formin a smaw valley. Thare are some lochs athort the coonty an mony ponds an channels in the Danube valley. 6% o the coonty's aurie is a desert.[4]



Agricultur is the coonty's main industry. The coonty haes a laund that is ideal for growin cereals, vegetables an wines. Ither industries are mainly locatit in the ceety o Craiova, the lairgest ceety in soothwastren Romanie.

The coonty's main industries:

  • Automotive industry – Ford haes a factory.
  • Hivy electrical an transport equipment – Electroputere Craiova is the lairgest factory plant in Romanie.
  • Aeronautics
  • Chemicals processin
  • Fuids an beverages
  • Textiles
  • Mechanical pairts an components

Thare are twa smaw ports on the shore o the Danube river – Bechet an Calafat.


Major tourist attractions:

Admeenistrative diveesionsEedit

Dolj Coonty haes 3 municipalities, 4 touns an 104 communes


  1. "Population at 20 October 2011" (in Romanian). INSSE. 5 Julie 2013. Retrieved 9 Julie 2013.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  2. "Populaţia după etnie" (PDF). National Institute of Statistics. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 16 August 2009. Retrieved 15 Januar 2014.
  3. National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 şi 2002" Archived 2006-09-22 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 6 Apryle 2018. Retrieved 15 Januar 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

Freemit airtinsEedit