Distribution of Pharmacies and Drugstores within the Romanian Provinces in 1936 Depending upon the Quota of the Various Nationalities

Written by Tuka László

The unequal distribution of pharmacies and drugstores in the Romanian provinces in 1936 was partly due to the various nationalities living there. In provinces where Romanians averaged out at 90% (Oltenia, most part of the counties in Muntenia and Moldavia), the number of pharmacies and drugstores for every 100,000 inhabitants was lower than the country average: 8.4 for pharmacies and 2.51 for drugstores respectively. Their number was even less in Dobruja, where the Romanian population was under 50%, but a lot of Turks, Tatars and Bulgarians lived there. The number of pharmacies and especially of drugstores increased in provinces and counties inhabited by a large number of Jews. In the provinces and counties of Transylvania inhabited by a large Hungarian population, the number of pharmacies exceeded the country average. But there were less drugstores. The most pharmacies could be found in the counties with a large German population.

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