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Județul Baia
County (Județ)
The Baia County Prefecture building of the interwar period, now an art museum.
The Baia County Prefecture building of the interwar period, now an art museum.
Coat of arms of Județul Baia
Romania 1930 county Baia.png
Flag of Romania.svg
Historic regionMoldavia
Capital city (Reședință de județ)Fălticeni
Ceased to existAdministrative reform of 1950
 • Total3,353 km2 (1,295 sq mi)
 • Total157,501
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Baia County is one of the historic counties of Moldavia, Romania. The county seat was Fălticeni.[1]

In 1938, the county was disestablished and incorporated into the newly formed Ținutul Prut,[2] but it was re-established in 1940 after the fall of Carol II's regime - only to be abolished 10 years later by the Communist regime.[2]


Baia County covered 3,353 km2[1] and was located in Moldavia. Currently, the territory that comprised Baia County is now included in the Suceava County, Iași County and Neamț County. In the interwar period, the county neighbored Câmpulung and Suceava counties to the north, Botoșani  to the northeast, Iași to the east, Roman to the south, and Neamț counties to the west.[1]

Administrative organization

Administratively, Baia County was originally divided into three districts (plăși):[1]

  1. Plasa Moldova, headquartered at Baia
  2. Plasa Pașcani, headquartered at Pașcani
  3. Plasa Siret, headquartered at Lespezi

Subsequently, Plasa Moldova district was divided into two new districts:

  1. Plasa Boroaia, headquartered at Boroaia
  2. Plasa Mălini, headquartered at Mălini


According to the 1930 census data, the county population was 157,501 inhabitants, consisting of 91.8% Romanians, 4.8% Jews, 1.2% Romanies, 0.6% Germans, as well as other minorities. As a mother tongue 93.5% spoke Romanian, 3.7% Yiddish, 0.7% Romany, 0.6% German, as well as other minorities. From a religious point of view, the population consisted of 92.9% Eastern Orthodox, 4.9% Jewish, 1.0% Roman Catholic, as well as other minorities.

Urban population

In 1930, the county's urban population was ethnically 76.6% Romanian, 19.7% Jewish, 1.3% German, as well as other minorities. From the religious point of view, the urban population had the following structure: 76.5% Eastern Orthodox, 20.3% Jewish, 2.4% Roman Catholic, as well as other minorities.



  1. ^ a b c d "Portretul României interbelice - Județul Baia" (in Romanian). Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Organizarea administrativ-teritorială a României 1864-1989" (in Romanian). 7 May 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-09-29. Retrieved 17 August 2016.

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