Vaslui County

This county is a remarkable treasure trove of archaeological finds, ethnographic and folk art values, historic sites and monuments, which attest to the millenary existence of the Romanians in this area, as well as to their specific contribution to world culture. The Mavrocordat Castle, built in the 19th century, Stephen the Great’s Palace, dating from the 15th century, St. John’s Church, also founded by Stephen the Great in the 15th century are just a few of the numerous cultural and historic vestiges preserved in Vaslui county. It is also worth mentioning that the most important towns of this county, Vaslui and Barlad, were raised in the 14th and, respectively, 12th century. Husi municipality, the third as size in the county, is world famous for the high quality of its vineyards and wines. Lying in a hilly area, with plenty of woods and rivers, this county is rich in beautiful landscapes, historic monuments, tourist attractions that are a true delight for the visitors’ eyes and mind, and a warm invitation to come and visit us.

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Geographical Outline

Located in East Romania, near the border with the Republic of Moldova. Area: 5,318.4 sq. km; population: 462,703 inhabitants. County seat: Vaslui (80,041 inhabitants). Main localities: Vaslui, Barlad, Husi, Negresti. Communes: Zorleni, Laza, Codaesti, Bacani, etc. Population statistics: total population – 462,703 of which economically active population – 202,800; urban population – 200,547. Climate: temperate, with long, draughty periods alternating with rainy ones. Relief: hilly (the county lies in the Moldavian Tableland). Rivers: the Prut, the Barlad, the Crasna, the Vasluiet. Soil and subsoil riches: Vaslui is among the few counties that possess no natural resources.

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Touristic Information

Having a surface of 5,297 sq. km and a population of 456, 180 inhabitants, the Vaslui county is situated in the Central-Eastern part of the Moldavia's Plateau. It is crossed by the Prut and Barlad Rivers and their tributaries. The climate is a temperate continental one offering good conditions for agriculture. The archaeological researches highlight that in this county there are a lot of vestiges as early as the Paleolithic. The historical documents show the development of handcraft activities, the old inhabitants dealt with pottery (Barlad, Oltenesti, Malusteni, Carja) and later in furrier's trade and agriculture. We have to mention the vine which is still a tradition in the famous vineyards from Husi. The fame of so-called Busuioaca de Bohotin (a rose wine) is known home and abroad too. Of a great importance is now the fruit tree growing (the surface of orchards, quality and productivity of varieties). The town of Vaslui, the capital city of this county, waits for its tourists at the mines of the Princely Palace and the Sf. Joan Baptizer Church, both being built by Stefan cel Mare. In other two towns Bar lad and Husi there are churches from the XVI - XVII-th century. To South from Vaslui there is the historic place named Podul Inalt and where in 1475, Stefan cel Mare defeated the Turkish army of Suleiman Pasha. For tourists there are five hotels, one inn and four tourist stops which offer the famous Moldavian food.

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Economy Profile

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