Caraş-Severin County

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Caraş-Severin (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈkaraʃ seveˈrin]; Serbian: Караш Северин, Karaš Severin, Croatian: Karaš-Severin, Karaš-Severinska županija; Hungarian: Krassó-Szörény, Bulgarian: Караш-Северин, Karash-Severin) is a county (judeţ) of Romania, in historical region Banat, with the county seat at Reşiţa.

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Demographics

The county is part of the Danube-Kris-Mures-Tisa euroregion.

In 2002, it had a population of 333,219 and a population density of 39/km2.

The majority of the population (88.24%) are Romanians. There are also Roma (2.37%), Croats (1.88%), Germans (1.84%), Serbs (1.82%), Hungarians (1.74%) and Ukrainians (1.05%).[1]

Geography

With 8,514 km2, it is the third largest county in Romania, after Timiş and Suceava counties. It is also the county through which the Danube River enters Romania.

The mountains make up 67% of the county's surface, including the Southern Carpathians range, with Banat Mountains, Ţarcu-Godeanu Mountains and Cernei Mountains and elevations between 600 and 2100 meters. Transition hills between mountains and the Banat Plain lie in the western side of the county.

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