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Personnel Information:

Region Political Officer:

The President of Hunedoara County Council: Mr. Laurențiu NISTOR,

Region HR Officer:


Region Operational Officer:

Ms. Anca Dumitra - Foreign Relations Department

Contact Information:

Contact Address:

1 December 1918 Street, no.28, Deva, hunedoara County, ROMANIA, post code: 330025

Contact Email:

Contact Phone:

0040 254 212 590

Main Website:

Hunedoara County Council


Hunedoara County
Population: 453.800 inhabitants

Territorial administrative units:
Capital city: Deva
Urbanization: 7 municipalities (Deva, Hunedoara, Petroşani, Vulcan, Lupeni, Brad, Orăştie); 7 towns (Călan, Haţeg, Petrila, Uricani, Aninoasa, Simeria, Geoagiu) and 55 communes.

Socio-economic profile
Industry: the most important branches are the extractive industry, the processing industry and the production of electricity, heat, gas and water.
In the south of Hunedoara County, we find the Jiu Valley are, a mono-industrial mining area that includes four coal mines in Livezeni, Vulcan, Lupeni and Lonea. About 4,000 people are involved in mining, the production being specialized in the coal range.
An important sector of the county’s economy is the construction materials industry. The MACON Corporation, specialized in the production of prefabricated concrete, terracotta tiles, and, 15 kilometers from the county’s capital city, in Chiscădaga, is located Heidelbergcement Romania factory that products cement, concrete and various aggregates. The steel industry is represented in Hunedoara by the company ArcelorMittal, specialized in the production of steel profiles, round billets and corners.
Other important branches are the production of vehicle parts and wiring (SEWS and DRAXLMAIER), the production of bicycles (DHS Deva), the wood processing industry, the food industry.

Agriculture: The agricultural area is approx. 280,350 ha, depending on the quality of the soil and the form of relief are divided into categories of use as follows: arable land, pastures, hayfields, vineyards and vineyards nurseries, orchards and tree nurseries. Due to the specific soil and climate conditions, agriculture is oriented towards obtaining cereal production and fodder base. The main agricultural products obtained are: cereal grains (wheat, barley and barley, rye, oats), corn grains, potatoes, sugar beet, vegetables, and fruits. Among the most important livestock are cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and poultry.

The forest fund of the county consisting of forests and other lands with forest vegetation occupies an area of 365,978 ha. Annually, a wood mass of about 500 thousand cubic meters is made by regeneration cuttings and care cuttings of young trees, which are capitalized on the population and economic agents.

The Hunedoara County has the highest degree of urbanization in Romania (75%), ranking 2nd in the country, after the capital Bucharest; it includes many natural and historical monuments, the most important being Retezat National Park, Grădiştea Muncelului – Cioclovina Natural Park, Ţara Haţegului Dinosaurs Geopark, Corvin’s Castle, as well as the ruins of the 2 capitals of ancient Dacia: Sarmizegetusa Regia and Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa. A vast patrimony of over 100 old wooden churches completes the tourist offer of Hunedoara County.
In the south of the county, two mountain resorts have modern infrastructure for winter sports lovers. In the Parâng ski area (1650 meters altitude) tourists have at their disposal a chairlift and nine ski slopes, of different difficulties, totaling over 7 kilometers. In the Straja Resort (1445 meters altitude) there are 12 ski slopes, each equipped with cable car (ski lift). Five of them also benefit from night installation, thus making it possible to use the ski tracks until late in the evening. Through the 12 ski slopes, the Straja resort totals approximately 26 km of ski area. The resort also has 11 cable transport facilities that provide easy access to all parts of the resort: 4 chairlifts, 6 ski lifts and the gondola lift that connects the town of Lupeni and the resort.
Other tourist attraction is the Corvin’s Castle located in the town of Hunedoara. The medieval fortress is one of the most important monuments of Gothic architecture in Romania. It is considered one of the most beautiful castles in the world, being ranked as one of the “top 10 fairytale destinations in Europe”. Historical monument and secular architecture, the medieval fortress of Deva is another tourist attraction of Hunedoara County. The edifice was built in the middle of the 13th century on the Citadel Hill, a volcanic cone with an altitude of 378 m. Access is by cable car.

University life
In Hunedoara County there is the “University of Petroșani ” which has a long and beautiful tradition. Today, the University provides the necessary conditions for its students to acquire a high qualification in many and varied fields, the training taking place in all forms of education. The professional training of specialists is carried out in three faculties: the Faculty of Mines, the Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and the Faculty of Sciences. In Deva and Hunedoara municipalities there are branches of some Universities in the country that train specialists in the technical and economic fields.

Natural environment:
It is predominantly mountainous (68% of the county’s surface), being represented by units of the Southern Carpathians, which frequently exceed 2,000 m altitude (Şureanu Mountains with Şureanu peak – 2,059 m, Parâng with Parângul Mare peak – 2,519 m, the highest point of the county , Retezat with Peleaga peak – 2,509 m, Vîlcan, Godeanu, Ţarcu) and of the Western Carpathians.

– Member of the Assembly of European Regions – ARE (1993)
– Twinning Agreement with Vas County – Hungary (1997)
– Twinning Agreement with Shaanxi Province R.P. China (2021)
– Cooperation Protocol with NINGXIA HUI Autonomous Region – China (2010)
– Cooperation agreement Straseni, Republic of Moldova

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