Located in the central part of the country, on the banks of the Olt river, inside the Carpathians arch and holding 2.3% of the country’s area (5351 km2), the Brasov county is bordered by eight counties. To the east it is neighbour with Covasna County, to southeast with Buzau, to south with Prahova, Dâmboviţa and Arges, to the west with Sibiu County and to the north, with Harghita and Mures counties.
Bran Catle, Brashov County
The Brashov Municipality (the county seat) is located at 25o30 'eastern longitude and 45o45' northern latitude, with an average altitude of about 600 m from the Black Sea level.
Brasov county has an area of 5,363 km², representing 2.3% of the entire country’s surface.
The relief of the county is rugged and its increasing in altitude from north to south. To the north there is the Fagarash and Brashov’s Depressions, separated by the short ridges of the Pershani Mountains, and in the northwest, there lays a part of the Tarnave’s Plateau. To the south, the northern slope of Fagaras rises, (that in some places, exceeds 2000m altitude), Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains, Postavarul, Piatra Mare, Ciucash Mountains and part of the Buzau’s Turning Mountains (Întorsura Buzăului).
The most important river is the Olt River, which crosses the county over a distance of 210 km. Along the way, it receives: the Baraolt, Varghis, Aita, Homorod, Valea Mare, the Black River (Râul Negru), Timish, Barsa, Ghimbashel (Ghimbășelul), Shinka (Șinca), the Saturday (Sâmbăta), the Volcano Lady (Vulcănița ), the Sebesh, the Berivoi, the Breaza River, the Vishtea and the Rodbav rivers. Among the stagnant waters category, fall the glacial lakes in the Fagarash Mountains (Urlea, Podrag) and the anthropic ones used for the drinking water supply for human settlements in the area.
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