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Bacău (IPA: [ba.'kəu]) is a county (judeţ) of Romania, in Moldavia. The capital of Bacău County is Bacău, with a population of about 130,000 people.

Bacău
County (Judeţ)
Coat of arms of Bacău
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 46°25′12″N 26°46′48″E / 46.42000°N 26.78000°E / 46.42000; 26.78000Coordinates: 46°25′12″N 26°46′48″E / 46.42000°N 26.78000°E / 46.42000; 26.78000
Country Romania
Development region1Nord-Est
Historic regionmostly Moldavia, few villages in Transylvania
Capital city (Resedinţă de judeţ)Bacău
Government
 • TypeCounty Board
 • President of the County BoardDragoş Benea (Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total6,606 km2 (2,551 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total706,623
 • Density113/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
60wxyz3
Area code(s)+40 x344
Car PlatesBC5
WebsiteCounty Board
County Prefecture

GeographyEdit

Bacău County has an area of 6,621 km².

DivisionsEdit