The first document about Ilfov county, known until today, is was found in a degree of a Romanian prince, Basarab the Younger:  
the degree of Basarab Laiotă. This degree of curing the properties of Snagov Monastery, issued on the day March 23, 1482 at  
Gherghita, refers to the Ilfov county, "… and again as many villages in the county has Elfov Holy Monastery and the toll they take on  
neighbors monastery by the ones responsible with the toll ... ".
Due to its favorable geographic position and arrangement around Bucharest, which  became city in. the fifteenth century, the area has  
developed in short time and became very  populated. The oldest traces of habitation discovered in the current area of ​​Ilfov county  
dates back to Neolithic times through the remains unearthed in Cernica, Glina and other areas. Conquest (101-102, 105-106) and  
then the Roman occupation (106-271/275) of Dacia had influenced Ilfov’s lands  but also the temporary invasions and  occupations  
of other peoples in III-VII centuries have left visible traces in the lives of the people without, to dislodge them from the places there  
were occupied.


History:
Cernica Monastery, built in sec. the XVII century by Cernica Ştirbei Vornicul. There are  here two churches, tombs of bishops, beautiful
icons and also you can see the  restorations of a rich library, a printing house of  religious works.
Căldăruşani Monastery, founded by Matei Basarab (1638), with inscriptions and paintings due to one of the greatest Romanian
artists Nicolae Grigorescu.
Pasarea Monastery, built in 1813 by Timothy, Cernica Archimandrite.
Ţigăneşti Monastery, founded in 1812 by Abbot Dosoftei.
Snagov Monastery, on an island in the middle of the lake. Founded Suissa Vlad the Impaler, whose monastery enclosure walls can still
be seen, was a place of torture seneschal Constantin Cantacuzino and served as shelter Antim Ivireanu printing.
Mogosoaia Palace, The most beautiful palace existing in Romania, is the Mogoşoaia, complete with a beautiful old church, which is his
portraits Constantin Brâncoveanu young man and his family.
About:
Located in the Romanian plain, Ilfov county occupies an area of 1,583 km2, which represents about 3.5% of the country and is  
currently the smallest county in the country, with a total of population as about 300 000 inhabitants. Ilfov sounty is located between  
the rivers Arges and Ialomita, being crossed by rivers Sabar, Ciorogârla, Dâmboviţa, Colentina, Cociovalistea Snagov and Mostiştea.
On its territory there are eight cities: Bragadiru, Buftea, Chitila, Magurele, Otopeni, Panteleimon, Popesti Leordeni and Voluntari, and  
32 district villages (comuna) with 96 villages.
Centrul Județean pentru Conservarea și Promovarea Culturii Tradiționale Ilfov
The County Centre for the Preservation and Promotion of Ilfov's Traditional Culture