Suceava County

Suceava County
Județul Suceava

Coat of arms
Administrative map of Romania with Suceava county highlighted
Coordinates: 47°35′N 25°46′E / 47.58°N 25.76°E / 47.58; 25.76Coordinates: 47°35′N 25°46′E / 47.58°N 25.76°E / 47.58; 25.76
Country Romania
Development region Nord-Est
Historical region Southern Bukovina
Capital Suceava
  Total 8,553 km2 (3,302 sq mi)
Area rank 2nd
Population (2011 census[1])
  Total 634,810
  Rank 8th
  Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Telephone code (+40) 230 or (+40) 330[2]
ISO 3166 code RO-SV
Website County Council

Suceava (Romanian pronunciation: [suˈt͡ʃe̯ava]) is a county (județ) of Romania, comprising mainly the historical Moldavian region of southern Bukovina, and a few villages in Transylvania, with the capital city at Suceava.


In 2011, Suceava County had a population of 634,810, with a population density of 74/km2.

Year County population[4]
1948 439,751
1956 Increase 507,674
1966 Increase 572,781
1977 Increase 633,899
1992 Increase 700,799
2002 Decrease 688,435
2011 Decrease 634,810


Most of Suceava County is in southern Bukovina, which is represented by the darker area on this map.

This county has a total area of 8,553 square kilometres (3,302 sq mi).

The western side of the county consists of mountains from the Eastern Carpathians group: the Rodna Mountains, the Rarău Mountains, the Giumalău Mountains and the Ridges of Bukovina with lower heights. The county's elevation decreases toward the east, with the lowest height in the Siret River valley.

The rivers crossing the county are the Siret River with its tributaries: the Moldova River, the Suceava River and the Bistrița River.



The predominant industries in the county are:


Suceava County countryside

The main tourist attractions in the county are:


The Suceava County Council, elected at the 2016 local government elections, is made up of 37 counselors, with the following party composition:[5]

    Party Seats Current County Council
  National Liberal Party 21                                          
  Social Democratic Party 16                                          

Administrative divisions

Suceava County has 5 municipalities, 11 towns and 98 communes

2010 floodings

During June 2010, Gheorghe Flutur, the president of Suceava County, told the Mediafax news agency that his region was one of the worst hit in the country. In the morning of June 29th, relief work was coordinated to deal with flooding that killed 21 people, and caused hundreds to be evacuated from their homes.[6]


Wikimedia Commons has media related to Suceava County.
  1. "Population at 20 October 2011" (in Romanian). INSSE. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  2. The number used depends on the numbering system employed by the phone companies on the market.
  3. National Institute of Statistics, "Populația după etnie"
  4. National Institute of Statistics, "Populația la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 și 2002"
  5. "Mandate de CJ pe judete si competitori" (in Romanian). Biroul Electoral Central. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
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