The Milcov is a right tributary of the river Putna in eastern Romania. It flows through the towns and villages Andreiașu de Jos, Șindrilari, Mera, Broșteni, Odobești, Vârteșcoiu, Câmpineanca, Golești, Milcovul and Răstoaca. It discharges into the Putna in Răstoaca. Its length is 79 km (49 mi) and its basin size is 444 km2 (171 sq mi). The city of Focșani used to lie on it. Due to floods, however, the riverbed moved a few kilometers away, south of the city.
|Length||79 km (49 mi)|
|Basin size||444 km2 (171 sq mi)|
|Progression||Putna→ Siret→ Danube→ Black Sea|
In 1482, Stephen the Great declared Milcov as the boundary between Wallachia and Moldavia. In the 19th century, the river was perceived by unionists as a symbol of discord between Wallachia and Moldavia—see "Hora Unirii", a poem by Vasile Alecsandri. The Milcov border was dispensed with in 1859, when Wallachia and Moldavia united to form the United Principalities.
The following rivers are tributaries to the river Milcov (from source to mouth):
- Left: Reghiu, Milcovel, Arva
- "Planul național de management. Sinteza planurilor de management la nivel de bazine/spații hidrografice, anexa 7.1" (PDF, 5.1 MB). Administrația Națională Apele Române. 2010. p. 916.
- Atlasul cadastrului apelor din România. Partea 1 (in Romanian). Bucharest: Ministerul Mediului. 1992. pp. 426–427. OCLC 895459847. River code: XII.1.79.18
- Ovidiu Gabor - "Economic Mechanism in Water Management" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-05., map page 10
- Milcov / Milcovul (jud. Vrancea), e-calauza.ro