Prahova County: Tours & Experiences
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Prahova, judeţ (county), south-central Romania. The forested Bucegi, Ciucaş, and Buzău mountain ranges, part of the Eastern Carpathians, and the sub-Carpathians occupy most of the county. Ploieşti, long a major centre of Romania’s petroleum-processing industry, is the county seat. Oil wells are in Filipeşti de Pădure, Boldeşti, and Podeni, and there are major refineries in Ploieşti, Brazi, and Câmpina. Between 1890 and 1895, the first five oil derricks in Romania were built in Câmpina. A refinery was added in 1897, destroyed during World War II (1939–45), and rebuilt after the war. Lignite is mined in Ceptura, and salt mines have operated in Slănic since the 17th century.