|— County (Judet) —|
|Capital city (Resedinta de judet)||Alba-Iulia|
|- Type||County Board|
|- President of the County Board||Ion Dumitrel (Democratic Party)|
|- Prefect2||Cosmin Covaciu|
|- Total||6,242 km2 (2,410 sq mi)|
|- Density||61/km2 (158/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|- Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Area code(s)||+40 x584|
|GDP||US$ 3.77 billion (2008)|
|GDP/capita||US$ 9,842 (2008)|
1The developing regions of Romania have no administrative role. They were
formed to attract funds from the European Union
2 as of 2007, the Prefect is not a politician, but a public functionary. He (or she) is not allowed to be a member of a political party, and are banned to have any political activity in the first six months after the resignation (or exclusion) from the public functionaires corp
3w, x, y, and z are digits that indicate the city, the street, part of the street, or eaven the building of the address
4x is a digit indicating the operator: 2 for the former national operator, Romtelecom, and 3 for the other ground telephone networks
5used on both the plates of the vehicles that operate only in the county limits (like utilitary vehicles & ATVs, etc.) and the ones used outside the county
In 2002, it had a population of 382,747 and the population density was 61/km².
This county has a total area of 6,242 km², with mountains occupying about 59% of its surface.
In the northwestern part there are the Apuseni Mountains, in the southern part there is the northeastern side of the Parâng Mountains group - Şureanu Mountains and Cindrel Mountains. In the east there is the Transylvanian Plateau with deep but wide valleys. The three main elements are separated by the Mureş River valley.
The predominant industries in the county are:
The mineral resources exploited in Alba county are metals (gold, silver, copper), salt and construction materials: marble, granite, etc.
The main tourist attractions in the county are:
Alba County has 4 municipalities, 7 towns and 68 communes