Botosani County, Romania   

 

 

 

  

Botosani County Roads

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

The Moldavian region, from the beginnings, was witness to a very active history. Old documents and writings tell us about the active presence of Botosani in some of the key moments for the history of our Romanian nation. Botosani County remains in our national history not only with an important legacy for our past, but with the important contribution that its inhabitants have brought to the national and universal culture.

 

Situated in the North-East part of Romania , Botosani County has a surface of 4,986 square km, representing 2.1% from the total surface of our country. It is bordered at South by Iasi County , at West by Suceava County and at North and East by Ukraine and the Moldavian Republic .

 

The administrative and territorial structure of Botosani County is represented by:

- 2 cities: Botosani and Dorohoi,  

- 5 towns: Bucecea, Darabani, Flamanzi, Saveni and Stefanesti  

- 71 communes: Adaseni, Albesti, Avrameni, Baluseni, Blandesti, Braesti, Broscauti, Calarasi, Concesti, Copalau,  Cordareni, Corlateni, Corni, Cosula, Cotusca, Cristesti, Cristinesti, Curtesti, Dersca, Dangeni, Dimacheni, Dobarceni, Draguseni, Durnesti, Frumusica, George Enescu, Gorbanesti, Havarna, Hanesti, Hiliseu Horia, Hlipiceni, Hudesti, Ibanesti, Leorda, Lozna, Lunca, Manoleasa, Mihai Eminescu, Mihaileni, Mihalaseni, Mileanca, Mitoc, Nicseni, Paltinis, Pomarla, Prajeni, Radauti Prut, Rachiti, Rauseni, Ripiceni, Roma, Romanesti, Santa Mare, Suharau, Sulita, Sendriceni, Stauceni, Stiubieni, Todireni, Trusesti, Tudora, Ungureni, Unteni, Vaculesti, Viisoara, Varfu Campului, Vladeni, Vlasinesti, Vorniceni, Vorona.

 

The county’s capital is Botosani City . In the Medieval Age, Botosani had a main role as a trading and craftworks centre, being situated at the crossing of roads that once linked the main kings residences from Moldova – Siret, Suceava, Hirlau and Iasi.

 

At July 1st, 2005 the County had about 459900 inhabitants.  

 

At July 1st, 2007 the County had about 454167 inhabitants, as in the next table:.  

 

 

 

Total

(persons)

Male Women
 

Population at 1st July 2007:

454.167

223.476

230.691

 

- in urban areas

189.389

91.434

97.955

 

- in rural areas

264.778

132.042

132.736

 

Botosani City

117,318

   

 

 

The composition of population (according to RPL/2002), by nationality:  

 

 

Number of persons

 

Total:

452,834

 

Romanians

447,425

 

Roma

3,390

 

Ukrainians

896

 

Lipovans

656

 

Hebrews

115

 

Hungarians

83

 

Greeks

34

 

Other nationalities

235

 

Botosani County population on localities

 

Geography

Geographically, Botosani is entirely placed on the old “Moldavian Platform”. In the bounds of the county there are 2 relief subdivisions: the Siret Hills, located in the western part and the Moldavian Plain covering ľ of the county area, including the Botosani - Dorohoi Depression and the Cozancea-Guranda Hills.

 

The hydrographical network

The hydrographical network covers between 0.43-0.64 km/ square km. The rivers are: the Siret (107 km), the Prut (194 km), the Baseu and the Jijia. At Stinca-Costesti an important water dam was built, one of the biggest water accumulation in the country with a volume of 1.5 billion cubic meters, a surface of 6,000 ha and 70 km long. The Volovat covers 45 km of the county.  The 148 ponds in the county cover an area of 3,600 hectares, Botosani County being the second, after Tulcea County , as far as the water surface is concerned. 

 

ECONOMY

Natural resources  

The underground resources are represented by very pure sands, unique in Romania by composition and purity, worked at Miorcani (Radauti-Prut commune). Similar deposits can also be found in the Hudesti, Suharau communes and near Bajura village (near Darabani City ). There are gypsum deposits in the East side of Paltinis commune and in Crasnaleuca (Cotusca commune). In Hudesti commune, there are tuff deposits, formed from volcanic cinders. At the Prut River bend, in Crasnaleuca, there are clay deposits. Sulphur deposits can be found in Prajeni commune, in Ursoaia and Teisoara Valley .

Regarding construction rocks there are: limestone (Stefanesti, Hudesti, Vorona, Cosula, Magura-Ibanesti, Tudora), gravel (Dersca), sands (Stincesti, Baisa, Dimacheni), ballast (Hutani, Corni, Tudora, Siret river bed). Peaty deposits can be found in Dersca commune.

 

Business sector – SME

Small and Medium Enterprises have a very important role in county’s economy, being flexible, receptive to market’s needs, innovative and able to respond to consumers needs. 

 

The number of companies/economical agents registered at the end of year 2005:

 

Type of company

Number

Joint-stock companies

256

Ltd companies

4,140

Other types: state companies, agricultural associations

107

Joint venture

52

Family associations

3,931

Total

8,486

 

Economic Activities

 

Agriculture, hunting and other similar activities

416

Forestry and other similar activities

24

Fishing and other similar activities

21

Mining (coal)

2

Other mining activities

10

Food and beverage industry

356

Production of textiles

62

Clothing, furs (painting)

127

Leather products and shoes fabrication

18

Wood processing (excepting furniture), knitting

69

Paper and cellulose

10

Editing and printing houses

44

Chemicals production

10

Rubber and plastic products

30

Non-metallic products

41

Metallurgy

3

Metallic constructions (except for installations and machines)

54

Machines and equipments industry

13

Office products

1

Machines and electrical devices industry

14

Radio, TV and Communications equipments

1

Medical instruments, precision equipments, optical and photo equipments

9

Transportation

1

Other transportation services

1

Furniture production and other industrial activities

80

Recycling

9

Production and distribution of electrical energy, thermal energy, water, natural gas

3

Water treating and distribution

4

Constructions

295

Commerce, maintenance and repairing of vehicles and motorcycles, fuel distribution

176

Gross commercial activities (except for vehicles and motorcycles)

640

Hotels, restaurants

368

Terrestrial transportation, transportation by pipes

308

Annex and auxiliary transportation activities, tourism agents activities

30

Post and telecommunication

43

Financial services (except for insurances and pensions)

41

Insurances and pensions (except for public sector)

10

Other financial services

12

Real-estates

55

Renting machines and equipments

11

Information technology and other similar activities

71

Research and development activities

3

Other activities and services for companies

287

Public administration and defense, social services from the public sector

1

Education

12

Health and social assistance

53

Waste and water treatments, sanitation and other similar services

2

Association activities

1

Leisure, cultural and sport activities

55

Other personal activities

60

Retail commerce (except for cars and motorcycles); repairing activities

1784

 

In the county’s industry, for the last years, was an increase of the textile production sector, especially by practicing exclusively a “lohn” production system.

 You can see industrial turnover evolution in the table below, in percents.

                                                                                                                                         

 

CodeNACE

rev 2

 NACE  STRUCTURE

 

Turnover

December 2007

  - % - 

 Whole  year 2007

  - % - 

 

 

 

Basis Nov.     2007

Basis

Dec.     2006

Basis

2006

 

 

INDUSTRY

101,5

85,9

112,8

 

 

MINNING AND QUARRYING

45,0

103,7

102,6

 

B 08.1

Quarrying of stone, sand and clay

45,3

103,6

104,9

 

 

MANUFACTURING

101,2

85,6

114,2

 

C 10

Manufacture of food products

118,3

144,2

142,8

 

C 13

Manufacture of textiles

70,6

108,2

105,2

 

C 14

Manufacture of wearing apparel

75,6

76,8

101,1

 

C 15.1

Tanning and dressing of leather; manufacture of luggage, handbags, saddlery and harness; dressing

and dyeing of fur

151,5

331,7

120,4

 

C 16

Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of

straw and plaiting materials

80,0

69,8

89,9

 

C 22

Manufacture of rubber and plastic products

72,3

179,4

98,9

 

C 23

Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products

160,2

125,3

76,3

 

C 25

Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

77,1

80,3

80,9

 

C 28

Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.

100,4

158,5

95,9

 

C 26.5

Manufacture of instruments and appliances for measuring, testing and navigation; watches and clocks

170,7

79,1

150,4

 

C 27

Manufacture of electrical equipment

72,9

61,9

93,0

 

C 31

Manufacture of furniture

105,9

32,1

101,5

 

 

ELECTRICITY, GAS, STEAM and WATER

116,5

89,4

86,4

 

D 35

Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

121,0

86,2

81,6

 

D 36

Water collection, treatment and supply

99,5

107,8

98,8

 

 

BUSINESS INFRASTRUCTURE

 

The Business Incubator was established by the Botosani Local Council, as a result of a European financing program - PHARE 2001 Economical and Social Cohesion, Regional Infrastructure component. The incubator offers business support services: spaces for offices and production facilities for newly created businesses. It offers consultancy and support for businesses from the conception phase to the production and marketing.

 

The Ecological Industrial Park - According to the Order of the Ministry of Development and Prognosis no. 170/02.06.2003, the association between The Local Council Botosani, S.C. Electrocontact S.A. , S.C. Electrominig S.A. şi S.C. Mecanica S.A. has become The Ecological Industrial Park Botosani.Its main field of activity is industry (it aims to create an industrial activity based on environment protection, with an increased productivity), but offers other secondary services as well (Business Centre, Distribution and Services). The total surface of the Industrial Park is 129,500 square meters, from which 84,265 are old buildings, 20,000 sqm. are new buildings, the rest representing the Commercial Centre.

Services consist of:

- Financial assistance, accountability and auditing

- IT&C services

- Juridical assistance services

- Medical services

- Transportation services

- Project management consultancy 

- Assistance in relation with syndicates organizations. 

 

SWOT ANALISYS OF THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

STRONG POINTS

WEAK POINTS

- Cheap and qualified labor force

- Well developed industrial activities: textiles, synthetics fibers, wood processing

- Increased number of employees that work on the SME sector

- Increased SME’s contribution to the general turnover

- Increased contribution of the production and construction sector to the general turnover, comparative to the services sector

- Existence of Employers Associations and Syndicates and Agencies with financing programs

 

- Decrease in number of the employed persons

- Reduced volume of investments, especially foreign

- Limited access to capital

- Low infrastructure development

- Low developed consultancy services for start-up and general activities for businesses

- Low promotion activities, for attracting investors

- Lack of an entrepreneurial culture, low developed management abilities

- Decline of certain industrial activities: machines and equipment construction, rubber, glass

- Lack of communication between the business sector and public administration sector

- Lack of facilities for starting up businesses, form the local authorities (lower taxes, etc.)

THREATS

OPPORTUNITIES

- Migration of labor force

- Legislative instability

- High rate of taxes

- Accession to the European Union: new rules and legislation, high quality standards

- Increased level of bureaucracy in obtaining credits (from the banks)

- Accession to the European Union and access to the Structural Funds

- Development of tourism

- The existence of various financing programs: European, World Bank and Romanian Government

- Support from the Government, for the business sector

 

Industry:

 

Number of companies registered at the end of year 2005:

Type of company

Number

Joint-stock companies

256

Ltd companies

4,140

Other types: state companies, agricultural associations

107

Joint venture

52

Family associations

3,931

Total

8,486

 

For the last years, in the county’s industry has been signaled a growth of the textile industry sector, practicing exclusively a “lohn” production system. 

The main industrial branches of the county are: textile industry, food industry, construction of machines and equipments, chemicals, glass and porcelain, wood processing.During the last years, the number of employees from the industry has decreased, as a result of the development of commerce and services sector. There is an increase of the turnover for the following sectors: clothing production, metallic products manufacture and electrical machines and equipments constructions.

 

Commerce

Commerce represents the main sector in the county’s economy, gathering most of the businesses and financial resources.

For the last 10 years there is an increase on the number of economical agents dealing with commercial activities. Most of the activities are developed by the private sector.A relevant indicator for the business sector from Botosani County is the export – import commercial balance.

 

Exports and imports

(x1000 euro)

Total

2005

2006

apr.

may

jun.

jul.

aug.

sep.

oct.

nov.

dec.

jan.

feb.

mar.

apr.

may

export

13580

12221

16116

14810

12742

16385

16009

15938

13726

14065

16390

18823

13392

62670

import

10962

15624

15312

11041

9803

10557

13083

15607

13891

12562

11747

12828

11259

48397

 

 

INVESTMENTS

Between 1996 and 2000, the total value of investments raises up to 1,704.7 billion lei, with funds from the state budget, the local budget, investors own sources, loans and other sources.

From the total value of investments, 45 % came from the public budget, 35.2 % from the companies own resources, 14.2 % from loans and 5.6% from other sources.

The total value of investments for the year 2000 is with 39.2 % smaller comparative with year 1996.

 

Year

Total

millions lei

State budget (%)

Private contribution (%)

Loans and other sources (%)

2000

299,600

40.8

37.6

21.6

2001

421,814.3

32.9

54.7

12.4

2002

464,568.9

18.6

58.2

23.2

 

 

Year

Total investments

millions lei

Foreign investments

Foreign investments (%)

2000

299,600

-

-

2001

421,814

123,889.2

29,4

2002

464,569

166,323.3

35,8

 

 

Investments by field of activity

Year 2002 

(%)

Industry

78.8

Public administration

11.7

Health and Social Assistance

6.7

Commerce

2.8

 

Analyzing the evolution of different industrial branches and the investors interest, we consider that the textile and clothing industry, because of the expansion of the lohn production system, currently represents the most attractive type of industry for local and foreign capital.

 

Activities ( NACE , Rev.1)

Turnover
(billions of lei

– current prices)

Investments (billions of lei

– current prices)

Employees 1)
(number)

Mining

106

17

290

Industry

7172

1052

24163

Electricity and heat, natural gas and water

887

226

1671

Constructions

1329

114

3539

Retail and en-gross commerce, repairing and maintaining cars, motorcycles and household equipments

8375

419

8416

Hotels and restaurants

262

25

859

Transport, storage and communications

1291

432

3100

Real-estate transactions, renting and other services for companies

467

50

 

887

Education 2)

1

-

9

Health and social assistance 2)

14

3

74

Other collective, social and personal  services

145

13

656

 

 

 

 

1) Medium number employees.

 

2) Includes only the local units with educational activity, or health and social assistance, organized as commercial companies.

 

Value of foreign investments on number of companies and country of origin

01.12.1990 – 30.05.2006

 

No.

Country

Number of companies

Companies social capital

Total (lei)

Foreign investment (dollars)

Foreign investment

(lei)

Romanian investment

(lei)

1

AUSTRALIA (36)

2

13,020

3,951

 

 

2

AUSTRIA (40)

7

55,510

20,708

1,990

 

3

BELGIUM (56)

7

133,429,400

86,825

 

 

4

BELIZE (84)

1

200

61

 

 

5

CANADA (124)

2

139,951

7,677

8,508

125,570

6

CHINA (156)

5

4,100

1,272

 

 

7

SOUTH KOREEA (410)

1

163,550

7,516

 

137,995

8

DENMARK (208)

2

655

103

205

 

9

EGYPT (818)

2

800

335

 

 

10

SWITZERLAND (756)

3

9,463

10,000

7,463

 

11

FRANCE (250)

14

313,972,462

1,139,733

 

180

12

GERMANY (280)

30

39,431,854,102

2,226,115

277,481

400

13

GREECE (300)

16

150,886

284,045

40,248

500

14

HONURAS (340)

1

200

224

 

 

15

BRITISH VIRGINE ISLANDS (92)

2

390

 

190

40

16

IRAK (368)

7

201,107

10,179

112,597

 

17

IRAN (364)

1

2,000

606

 

 

18

ISRAEL (376)

5

45,750

1,674

10

 

19

ITALY (380)

131

34,328,429

10,337,645

985,998

 

20

FORMER YUGOSLAVIA REPUBLIC (890)

1

300

 

300

 

21

JAPAN (392)

1

500

 

400

100

22

LIBAN (422)

3

3,002

1,073

6

 

23

LIBIA (434)

1

1,000

294

 

 

24

LIECHTENSTEIN (438)

1

812,128

1,057,383

 

394,868

25

LUXEMBOURG (442)

5

4,218,425

581,862

 

 

26

U.K. (826)

4

332,660

37,399

 

 

27

MOLDOVA (486)

33

31,735

11,668

20,295

 

28

HOLLAND (528)

10

948,792

487,838

 

 

29

POLAND (616)

3

3,132

163

2,042

 

30

RUSSIA (810)

 

80

 

80

 

31

U.S.A. (840)

16

5,039,160

1,208,691

8,080

 

32

SIERRA LEONE (694)

1

206

 

171

35

33

SPAIN (724)

7

16,800

5,953

180

 

34

SWEEDEN (752)

2

420

165

 

110

35

TURKEY (792)

47

712,391

290,706

12,414

900

36

UKRAINE (804)

8

78,040

23,968

950

100

37

HUNGARY (348)

2

10,339

2,515

 

5,000

 

Number of companies with foreign capital - by fields of activity

Agriculture, hunting

37

Forestry

4

Other extraction activities

1

Food and beverage industry

5

Textile industry

19

Clothing industry; furs processing

41

Furs tanning; shoes, etc.

3

Wood processing (excepting furniture); knitting

11

Editing house, printing house

2

Chemicals industry

1

Rubber and plastic fabrication

2

Other non-metallic products fabrication

1

Metallurgy

1

Metallic construction industry (only machines and equipments)

8

Machines and equipments industry

1

Electrical machines and equipments industry

1

Other transportation means, n.a.

1

Furniture production

7

Constructions

13

Retail and gross commerce, maintenance and repairing of cars and motorcycles, commerce activities with fuels

7

Gross commerce and mediation services for commerce (except for commerce with cars and motorcycles)

68

Hotels, restaurants

13

Terrestrial transports, pipes transports

16

Auxiliary transport activities, tourism agencies activities

4

Post and telecommunications

1

Financial transactions (except for insurance activities and pensions)

9

Real-estates transactions

10

Machines and equipments rentals

2

IT&C

2

Other services for companies

10

Various associative activities

1

Leisure, culture and sport

1

Retail, repairing household equipments

81

 

 

ACTIVITIES WITH POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT:

- Rehabilitation, modernization and development of county’s infrastructure, rehabilitation of urban areas;

- Business infrastructure development;

- Rural economy development, investments in agriculture and food industry;

- Development of tourism;

- Investments in modern technologies;

- Organizing trades, expositions and national, regional and international conferences for attracting and promoting the local business environment;

- Investments in quality systems;

- Development of labor market, training and qualification for labor force;

- Development of research centers.

 

EMPLOYMENT

Number of employees

(persons)

 

2005

2006

apr.

may

jun.

jul.

aug.

sep.

oct.

nov.

dec.

jan.

feb.

mar.

apr.

Total

57129

57241

57242

57327

57275

57172

56972

56966

56527

57397

57903

58354

58446

from which:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agriculture, hunting and similar services, Forestry and fishing

1590

1593

1599

1596

1594

1591

1585

1585

1573

1597

1611

1624

1626

Industry and constructions

24756

24804

24896

24842

24819

24774

24688

24685

24495

24872

25091

25287

25327

Services

30783

30844

30957

30890

30862

30807

30699

30696

30459

30928

31201

31443

31493

 

Unemployment rate

(%)

 

2005

2006

apr.

may

jun.

jul.

aug.

sep.

oct.

nov.

dec.

jan.

feb.

mar.

apr.

Total

7,9

7,5

7,3

7,1

6,8

6,7

6,5

5,9

6,1

6,6

7,1

7,5

7,1

from which:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men

11,1

10,5

10,0

9,5

8,9

8,7

8,6

7,5

8,2

9,1

10,2

10,8

10,0

Women

4,8

4,8

4,8

4,8

4,8

4,8

4,6

4,3

4,1

4,1

4,2

4,3

4,2

 

INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTING THE LOCAL ECONOMY

Institutia Prefectului judetului Botosani

(Botosani County Institution of Prefect)

Address: 1-3th Piata Revolutiei, postal code: 710236, Botosani

phone: +40 231 512212

fax: +40 231 512113

http://www.prefecturabotosani.ro

e-mail: email@prefecturabotosani.ro

 

Consiliul Judetean Botosani

(Botosani County Council)

Address: 1-3th Piata Revolutiei, postal code: 710236, Botosani
phone: +40 231 514712, +40 231 514713, +40 231 514714
fax: +40 231 515020
http://www.cjbotosani.ro

e-mail: consiliu@cjbotosani.ro

 

Camera de Comert, Industrie si Agricultura Botosani

(Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Botosani)

Address: 13th Dragos Voda, Botosani

phone: 0231/513591, 513630, 5213584

fax: 0231/517532

http://botosani.cci.ro;  http://www.petar.ro/cciabt/  
e-mail:
officeccia@petar.ro; orcbt@petar.ro

 

Oficiul pentru Registrul Comertului Botosani
(Commerce Register Office Botosani)

 

Autoritatea Nationala a Vamilor, Directia Regionala Iasi, Biroul Vamal Botosani

(National Authority for Customs, Iasi Regional Direction, Botosani Customs Office)

Address: Manoleşti Deal, Botosani

phone: + 40 231 514 819

Stanca Customs

(Biroul Vamal Stanca)

Address: Stânca Village , Botosani County

phone: +40 231 564265

http://www.dpfiasi.ro

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Tarom Agency (flights), 13rd Piata Revolutiei , Botosani, phone: +40 231 518222; +40 231 530447
CFR Agency (railway), 77th Calea Nationala, Botosani, phone : +40 231 517521
CFR Station (Botosani railway station), 1st Gării Street , Botosani, phone: +40 231 512897

Autogara Botosani (buses), 2nd Gării Street , Botosani, phone: +40 231 511129,  +40 231 534548

Automobil Clubul Roman (Romanian Auto Club), 19th N. Bălcescu Street , Botosani, phone: +40 231 511134; +40 231  513414

BANKS

Banca Comercială Româna S.A., 3rd Piaţa Revoluţiei, Botosani, phone: +40 231 510233; +40 231 512413; fax: +40 231 511313; +40 231 531060;
 

Banca Română pentru Dezvoltare, 156th Calea Naţională, Block of flats H.1 - H.3, Botosani; phone: +40 231 512780; +40 231 518333; fax: +40 231 513344;
 

BancPost S.A., 95th Calea Naţională, Botosani; phone: +40 231 510056; +40 231 513914
 

Banca Comercială "Ion Ţiriac" S.A. , 152nd Calea Naţională, Botosani, phone: +40 231 534363; phone/ fax: +40 231 536510; +40 231 536511; +40 231 536512

Raiffeisen Bank Romania S.A. (Botoşani )

 

Casa de Economii şi Consemnaţiuni (CEC - Botoşani)

 

Banca Comercială Carpatica (Botoşani)

Banca Transilvania (Botosani)

 

EMPLOYERS ASSOCIATIONS, PRODUCERS ASSOCIATIONS

Oficiul Patronal Judeţean Botoşani

(Botosani County Employers Office)

Address: 36th Calea Naţională, Botosani

phone: +40 231 505335

fax: +40 231 516 583

e-mail: opjbt@cpisc.ro

 

Asociaţia Română a Antreprenorilor de Construcţii

(Romanian Association of Construction Entrepreneurs)

202A Splaiul Independenţei, postal code 77208, sector 6, Bucharest

phone: +40 21 2126391; +40 21 2126392

fax: +40 21 3129626

e-mail: contact@araco.ro

http://www.araco.org

Iasi subsidiary – phone: +40 231 527229; +40 231 584129

fax: +40231 584634; +40 231 584130

 

Uniunea Generală a Industriaşilor din România 1903 - Filiala Botoşani

(General Association of Industrialists from Romania 1903 – Botosani subsidiary)

Address: 6th Calea Naţională, Botosani

phone: +40 231 515267

fax: +40 231 513710  

http://www.ugir1903.ro

 

Patronatul Naţional Român – Filiala Botoşani

(Romanian National Employers Association)

Address: 5th Zorilor Street , Botosani

phone: +40 231 510569

fax: +40 231 510560

http://www.pnr.org.ro

 

Consiliul Naţional al Întreprinderilor Private Mici şi Mijlocii din România – Filiala Botoşani

(National Council of Private Small and Medium Enterprises from Romania – Botosani subsidiary)

phone: +40 231 516931; +40 231 513434  

http://www.cnipmmr.ro/

 

Agenţia de Dezvoltare Regională Nord-Est – Biroul Judeţean Botoşani

(North-East Regional Development Agency – Botosani County Office)

Involved in implementing various E.U. financed programs – PHARE; and other donors (Romanian Government, DFID).

 http://www.adrnordest.ro

Agenţia Judeţeană pentru Ocuparea Forţei de Muncă (A.J.O.F.M. Botoşani)

(Botosani County Employment Agency)

The agency has 2 local agencies in Botosani and Dorohoi. The agency from Botosanni has subsidiaries in Truşeşti, Vorona, Flămânzi şi Săveni, and the one from Dorohoi has a subsidiary in Darabani.

 

Agenţia Naţională a Întreprinderilor Mici şi Mijlocii şi Cooperaţie – Biroul judeţean Botoşani

(National Agency of Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperation – Botosani County Office)

Address: Botosani County Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture.

 

Asociaţia Română pentru Standardizare (ASRO) – Biroul judeţean Botoşani

(Romanian Association for Standardization – Botosani County Office)

Address: Botosani County Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture.

 

 

AGRICULTURE

 

In Botosani County , agriculture represents the main economical activity and concentrates most of the working force. The agricultural surface is about 392,776 ha, representing 78.8% from the total surface of the county. The arable surface is about 290,171 ha, from which 98.6% is owned by private persons.

The forestry resources cover 55,800 ha. The forests have a total surface of 55,800 ha, from which 1,000 ha are covered with conifer trees and 53,300 ha with deciduous trees.

 

Agriculture – land resources

Years

Total surface

Agricultural surface

from which:

Arable

Pasture

Meadows

Vineyards

Orchard

1990

498569

387683

291038

74080

14226

3862

4477

1995

498569

387680

291479

75094

14187

3312

3608

2000

498569

392728

297825

75657

14252

2032

2962

2001

498569

392860

298171

75262

14766

1843

2818

2002

498569

392905

298477

75146

14769

1847

2666

2003

498569

392776

298540

74949

14775

1840

 

 

Tractors and agricultural vehicles

Year

Tractors

Ploughs

Mechanical seeder

Combines

1990

2563

1261

917

1152

1995

2863

1617

1114

1001

2000

2547

2088

1187

646

2001

2469

2097

1159

558

2002

2456

2152

1204

540

2003

2521

2207

1263

517

2004

2561

2289

1257

495

 

Animal agricultural production

Year

Bovines

Pigs

Sheeps

Goats

1990

193700

192400

562500

3815

1995

104728

103077

441432

2539

2000

104285

87495

319063

2405

2001

100779

83233

310508

3180

2002

113468

95891

317545

4511

2003

113660

104487

304109

3636

2004

108240

108676

247907

4956

 

Hunting and fishing

As complementary branches of the county’s economy, hunting and fishing represent an important tourist attraction.  Fishing is being practiced most on ponds, where this activity is very much systematized. Fishing, also, has a long tradition on this region.

 

PUBLIC SERVICES

Transport infrastructure

The railways (the whole normal gauge) are about 160 km long (the railways network is part of the secondary lines category)

The public roads have a length of 2,108 km, from which:

- national roads: 416 km (modernized – 330 km)

- communal roads: 1,025 km.

 

Dwelling administration

Nowadays there are 84 localities with drinking water network, with a total length of 756.3 km.

- number of localities with drinking water supply network - 84

- length of the water supply network – 756.3 km

- number of localities with sewage network – 14

- length of sewage network – 228 km

- number of localities connected to the methane gas network – 4 (Botosani, Dorohoi, Bucecea and Catamarasti Deal).

 

Housing

Year

Houses
(number)

Rooms
(number)

Surface
(thousand sqm.)

 

 

1990

166989

351859

4572.7

 

1995

158457

353312

4552.4

 

2000

162052

365628

4751.4

 

20011)

164870

3939992)

5439.2

 

2002

165395

395835

5471.3

 

2003

166003

397858

5509.1

 

2004

166443

399464

5538.3

1) Peoples and houses census, 18th March, 2002.

 

2) Including rooms used for commercial and professional purposes, etc.

 

Education

Education in Botosani has rich and significant traditions; the oldest school was documentary notified in 1759.

Now there are 223 schools, as follows:

- National colleges 2 (“Mihai Eminescu” and “A. T. Laurian”)

- High-schools: 2 (“D. Botez” from Trusesti commune and Theological Seminar “Saint Ioan Iacob” from Dorohoi City )

- Scholar groups (craft schools): 25

- Primary schools (1st to 8th grade): 153

- Kinder gardens: 43

 

 

TOURISM

Botosani County has a very important tourist potential. Botosani City keeps a special architectural image; many monuments are untouched till the end of 19th century, and among the new buildings, they give the region distinction and charm.

The historical patrimony includes many museums, memorial houses, churches and monasteries.

The archeological discoveries from the county’s territory (at Cucuteni village), certify the fact that in this area people have been present since the Paleolithic Age. Specific to the Cucuteni culture are ceramic pots, painted in 2 or 3 colors, of a high artistic level.

 

Monuments

- Saint Nicolae Popauti Monastery – Botosani City , built by the monarch Stefan cel Mare, in the year 1496. The inside painting dates from the 15th century and has been partially kept. The church is positioned on a strategic location, determined by numerous invasions, attracted by the town riches. In present days, the old wall that surrounds the monastery has been rebuilt on the former foundation giving this construction its old fame and glory.

 

- Saint Nicolae Church – Dorohoi City , was built by the monarch Stefan cel Mare, in the year 1496, in a Moldavian construction style, having a rich external decoration with Byzantine elements.

 

- Cosula Monastery was built during Petru Reres reign in 1532 and stills keeps original paintings (wall paintings) made between years 1537 and 1681.

 

- The Armenian Church – Botosani City, built in the year 1535.

 

- Saint Gheorghe Church - Botosani City, built by Elena Rares, wife of the monarch Petru Rares, was built in the year 1551.

 

- Uspenia Church - Botosani City, built in 1552 by Elena Rares, has the inside paintings completely restored. In the church’s court is placed a statue of our national poet Mihai Eminescu.

 

- Agafton Monastery – Curtesti commune (at 4 km South-East from Botosani City ) was built in the 16th century.

 

- Vorona Monastery (monastery of nuns) is the most important from the county and is located at 23 km South-East from Botosani City . It dates from 1600, when some monks arrived from Russia have built a wooden church. In the year 1835 on its place was built a brick church “Nasterea Maicii Domnului”. Alongside, another church was built in the year 1793 called “Adormirea Maicii Domnului”. The 3rd church of the monastery was built in 1835 and has a very special architecture. At the Vorona Monastery there is a museum with many old books and objects, unique in Romania .

 

At 3 km South-East of the monastery, is situated the Monks Hermitage “Sihastria Voronei”. The hermitage’s church was built between 1830 and 1866.

 

To all this, you can add the Gorovei Monastery (1742), the Frumusica Hermitage (Bals village), Saint Ilie Church from Botosani City (1778), the Catholic Church from Botosani (built at the middle of the 19th century in a neo-gothic architecture) and the Lipovans Church from Botosani.

 

Museums and monuments

- The Memorial House “Mihai Eminescu” – Ipotesti village (at 8 km from Botosani City ) is the house where was born Mihai Eminescu, the most important Romanian poet.

 

- The memorial House “George Enescu” – Liveni village is the house where was born George Enescu, composer, pianist and violinist. It presents the image of its earliest years, offering the possibility to see his first drawings, musical creations, many books and manuals and his first musical studies, along with the upright piano used for the first compositions.

 

- The Memorial House “Nicolae Iorga” – Botosani City is the house where was born Nicolae Iorga. Here are presented early editions of his writings and a library of history books.

 

- Botosani County History Museum

 

- Botosani County History Museum (Ethnography Section) from Botosani City – the building is a precious architectural monument and dates from the end of 18th century. The museum presents one of the most important elements of the rural civilization of Botosani: main occupations, traditional crafts, popular costumes, specific customs and rituals.

 

- The Archeology Museum - Saveni City , established in 1964, presents archeological artifacts found in cemeteries and settlements from Ripiceni, Miorani, Draguseni, Hanesti and Saveni dating from the Paleolithic to the Great Migrations Age.

 

- The Art Galleries “Stefan Luchian” – Botosani City

 

- The State Theatre “Mihai Eminescu” – Botosani City . It was built at the beginning of the year 1914, was destroyed during the bombardments from 1914 and rebuild in 1958. A statue of the poet Mihai Eminescu is placed at the front of the theatre.

 

Also, we mention the Puppets Theatre “Vasilache”, the State Philharmonic Orchestra, the County Library “Mihai Eminescu”, all of these institutions being located in old buildings, having a high architectural value.

 

- The Old Centre from Botosani is the oldest part of the town, from an architectural point of view. The fronts of the buildings have Western Europe architecture with local and traditional influences.

 

- Other buildings with a great architectural value: The Antipa House, The Balfosu House, The Silion House, Botosani City Hall (built at the end of the 18th century – eclectic style with German influence).

 

Itineraries

- Kings Route: Iasi – Tg. Frumos – Radeni – Frumusica – Flamanzi – Cosula – Sihastrie – Vorona – Tudora – Curtesti – Botosani – Agafton – Baisa – Suceava.

 

- Fiddle Stick and Pen itinerary: Suceava – Baisa – Ipotesti – Cucorani – Vaculesti – Dorohoi – Liveni – Racovat – Ukraine ( Cernauti City ). At Ipotesti village is located the National Library “Mihai Eminescu” and the Eminescu Studies Centre.

 

- To Moldavia, over the Prut River itinerary: Suceava – Baisa – Botosani – Rediu – Sulita – Stefanesti – Stinca – the Moldavian Republic ( Balti City and Chisinau City ). In Sulita commune can be found the Dracsani pond, with a surface of over 500 ha. In Stefanesti City is a museum dedicated to the painter Stefan Luchian and from Stefanesti on the road DJ 294C is the dam Stinca-Costesti over the Prut River .

 

Natural reservations

- Stinca-Costesti Reservation, characterized by a geological and floral complexity

- Tudora Forest – yew tree reservation, covering a surface of 117 ha

- Vorona Forest – floral and fauna reservation (150 ha)

- Beech reservation Stufoasa and Suharau (60 ha)

- Dersca Peaty Reservation – floral reservation (10 ha)

- Siret’s Pond floral reservation (2 ha)

 

Local personalities

Writers: Mihai Eminescu, Demostene Botez, Mihail Sorbu, Pastorel Teodoreanu, Vasile Pogor, Ion Istrati, Haralambie Tugui

Painters: Octav Bancila, Stefan Luchian, Constantin Piliuta

Naturalists: Grigore Antipa, Dimitrie Brindza, Nicolae Leon

Doctors: Mihai Ciuca, Constantin Virnav, Iacob Iacobovici

Historians, critics: Alexandru Graur, Barbu Lazareanu, Eugen Coseru

 

The tourism services are supported by a series of hotels and pensions:

- Hotel Maria – 4*

- Pension Tex Club – 4*

- Hotel Belvedere – 3*

- Hotel Rapsodia – 2*

- Hotel Unirea – 2*

- Hotel Rares – 1*

- Stejarul Chalet

- Tourist Complex “Codrii de Arama” and “Luceafarul”

 


CONTACT

 

Botosani County Institution of Prefect

Address: 1-3rd Piata Revolutiei, Botosani City, Botosani County, Romania

Phone: 004 0231 512212

Fax: 004 0231 512116

E-mail: email@prefecturabotosani.ro

Web site: www.prefecturabotosani.ro

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