Argeș County

county in Romania

Argeș (IPA: ['ar.ʤeʃ]) is a county (judeţ) of Romania, in Wallachia. The capital of Argeș County is Piteşti.

Argeș County
Județul Argeș
Vidraru Lake and Dam in northern Argeș County
Vidraru Lake and Dam in northern Argeș County
Coat of arms of Argeș County
Location of Argeș County in Romania
Location of Argeș County in Romania
Coordinates: 45°00′N 24°49′E / 45.0°N 24.82°E / 45.0; 24.82
Country Romania
Development region1Sud
Historic regionOltenia
Capital city (Reședință de județ)Pitești
 • TypeCounty Board
 • President of the County BoardConstantin Nicolescu (PSD)
 • Prefect2Cristian Soare
 • Total6,862 km2 (2,649 sq mi)
 • Rank10th in Romania
 (2011 census[1])
 • Total612,431
 • Rank10th in Romania
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
Area code+40 x484
ISO 3166 codeRO-AG
Car PlatesAG5
GDPUS$ 6.2 billion (2008)
GDP/capitaUS$ 9,488 (2008)
WebsiteCounty Board
County Prefecture
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.[source?]

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.

Main sights


The main sights of Argeș County include:



Argeș County has 3 municipalities, 4 towns and 95 communes.






  1. "Population at 20 October 2011" (in Romanian). INSSE. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013.[permanent dead link]