Gorj County is situated in Oltenia region from Romania, in the south-west part of the country and its neighbors are the following counties: Mehedinți in south-west, Dolj in south-east, Vâlcea and Hunedoara in north and Caraș Severin in north-west.
Targu Jiu City 77.000 people
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Târgu Jiu, Motru
Bumbeşti Jiu, Novaci, Rovinari, Târgu Cărbuneşti, Tismana, Turceni, Ţicleni
E79(DN66) Filiaşi-Turceni-Rovinari-Târgu Jiu-Bumbeşti Jiu-Petroşani
DN67 Râmnicu Vâlcea-Novaci-Târgu Jiu-Motru-Drobeta Turnu Severin
DN67d Târgu Jiu-Tismana-Tatu
DN67b Scoarţa-Târgu Cărbuneşti-Giuleşti-Drăgăşani
Relief, climate, rivers and lakes from Gorj County:
Gorj County has a relief predominantly composed by mountains and plateaus. Capatanei, Godeanu, Valcan and Parang Mountains are covering the north part of the county while the Getic Subcarpathians and the Getic Plateau occupy the central and south parts with 600-800 meters height. The highest altitude from Gorj is in Parangu Mare peak of 2.518 meters height. Gorj County‘s climate is temperate-continental with Mediteraneean influences, where summers are warm and winters are cold, but the temperatures vary depending on the elevation, the annual average increasing from 6-7º C in the mountain area to 10º C in the plateau area. The main rivers are Jiu, Gilort, Oltet and Motru and the largest lakes are Vaja, Motru, Cerna and Rovinari.
Flora and fauna, tourist attractions and objectives from Gorj County:
Gorj County‘s flora is composed by turkish hazelnut, chestnut, alpine meadows and forests of fir and spruce mainly. The fauna is composed by deer, roebucks, wild boars, foxes, bears, martens, capercaillies, lynxes and others. (Find more journeys on worldlifetimejourneys.com) The most important tourist attractions and objectives from Gorj County are Sohodolului Keys, Galbenului (Yellow) Keys, Oltetului Keys, Cernei Valley Natural Reservation, Botorogi Natural Reservation, the resorts for rest and treatement from Sacelu and Ticleni, Muierilor, Polovragi and Closani Caves, Polovragi, Tismana and Lainici Monasteries, Targu Jiu City with the masterpieces of the great Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi (the Kiss Gate, the Table of Silence, the Endless Column and others), the Memorial House “Constantin Brancusi” from Hobita and many others. Visit Gorj County!
This is the Kiss Gate from Targu Jiu made
by the famous sculptor Constantin Brancusi, Gorj