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Dâmboviţa ( ); also spelt Dîmboviţa (deprecated, but tolerated) is a county (judeţ) of Romaniamarker, in Muntenia, with the capital city at Târgoviştemarker.


In 2002, it had a population of 541,763 and the population density was 134/km². It is one of the most densely populated counties in Romaniamarker.

Year County population
1948 409,272
1956 438,985
1966 453,241
1977 527,620
1992 562,041
2002 541,763


Dâmboviţa county has a total area of 4,054 km².

The county's landscape has three main forms. In the north there are mountains from the Southern Carpathiansmarker group - the Bucegi Mountainsmarker and the Leaotă Mountains. In the center there are the sub-Carpathian hills and the southern area is part of the Romanian Plain.

The county's main river gives it its name: the Dâmboviţa River. Also the Ialomiţa River flows in the county's northern and eastern regions, while the Argeş River flows in the south.



One of the biggest steel factories in Romania is located In Târgoviştemarker. Also, oil is extracted and refined the county.

The predominant industries in the county are:
  • Metallurgical industry.
  • Oil extraction equipment.
  • Food industry.
  • Home appliances.
  • Textile industry.
  • Chemical industry.
  • Construction materials industry.


The main tourist destinations are:


Administrative divisions

Dâmboviţa County 2 municipalities, 5 towns and 82 communes


  1. National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia după etnie"
  2. National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 şi 2002"

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