Administrative divisions of Moldavia

A ținut (pl. ținuturi; sometimes translated in English as "region",[1] "district"[2] or "municipality"[3]) were the traditional subdivision of the Principality of Moldavia (1359–1859).

Principality of Moldavia (late 14th century – 1859)Edit

Ținuturi in the Principality of Moldavia in 1483
Ținuturi of Moldavia (17th-18th centuries), according to Dimitrie Cantemir's Descriptio Moldaviae

Lower Country (Țara de Jos)

Upper Country (Țara de Sus)

Historic Bessarabia (Basarabia)

Southern Bessarabia (Sudul Basarabiei)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Constantin C. Giurescu, The making of the Romanian unitary state, Editura Meridiane, 1971. p. 45.
  2. ^ Pompiliu Teodor, Enlightenment and Romanian society, Editura Dacia, 1980. p. 74
  3. ^ Gerald J. Bobang, The emergence of the Romanian national State, East European Quarterly, 1979. ISBN 0-914710-51-6. p. 227.

Further readingEdit