Salaj County has beautiful rural landscapes and roman citadels

Welcome to
Salaj County

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Salaj County is situated in Transylvania region from Romania in the north-west part of the country and its neighbors are the following counties: Bihor in south-west, Cluj in south-east and Satu Mare and Maramures in north.


3.864 km²


216.000 people

Capital (Residence):

Zalau City 52.000 people





Calling code:

+4 0260 or 0360




Cehu Silvaniei, Jibou, Şimleul Silvaniei

Main roads:

E81(DN19a, DN1f) Satu Mare-Zalău-Cluj Napoca

DN1h Aleşd-Şimleul Silvaniei-Zalău-Jibou-Răstoci

DN1g Huedin-Jibou

Salaj county Map

Salaj County


Relief and climate of Salaj County:

Salaj County has a relief with plateaus, mountains and hills with the maximum altitude in Magura Priei peak of 989 meters height. In its southern part there are Mezes and Plopis Mountains and the rest of the territory is covered by the Transylvanian Plateau and the Western Hills. Salaj County‘s climate is continental moderate but it varies a lot depending on land forms and altitude. The annual average of the temperature is 10-11º C, making an exception in the mountain area where the temperatures fall down to 7-8° C. Here prevails the west winds and the rainfall is pretty high. The most important rivers are Somes, Crasna, Barcau, Salaj, Almas and Agrij and the largest lakes are Crasna and Vârșolț. (Find more journeys on blog.worldlifetimejourneys.com)

Flora, fauna and tourist attractions from Salaj County:

Salaj‘s flora is rich in deciduous forests (beech, holm, horn-beam, linden, ash, oak), but also many grassy shrubs and various plants. Farming here is among the main activities. The fauna from Salaj is represented by mammals like rabbits, squirrels, foxes, deer or wild boars, birds like woodpeckers, pheasants, nightingales and others. The most important tourist attractions are the Botanical Garden from Jibou, the Cuciulat cave with cave paintings, Galgau’s Dragons Garden, the Roman Citadels from Moigrad (Porolissum) and Buciumi, Zalau City, Bathory Castle from Simleul Silvaniei and many others. Visit Salaj County!

Animals on Silvania Hill's pastures in rural Salaj CountyAnimals on Silvania Hill’s pastures in rural Salaj County

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