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Gorj (IPA: [gorʒ]) is a county (judeţ) of Romania, in Oltenia. The capital is Târgu Jiu.

Gorj
County (Judeţ)
Country Romania
Development region1Sud-Vest
Historic regionLesser Wallachia
Capital city (Reşedinţă de judeţ)Târgu Jiu
Government
 • TypeCounty Board
 • President of the County BoardIon Călinoiu
 • Prefect2Ştefan-Marian Popescu-Bejat
Area
 • Total5,602 km2 (2,163 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total387,308
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
21wxyz3
Area code(s)+40 x534
Car PlatesGJ5
WebsiteCounty Board
County Prefecture

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GeographyEdit

Gorj county has an area of 5,602 km². The main river, which collects all the smaller rivers, is the Jiu River.

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