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The Moldova is a river in Romania, in the historical region of Moldavia. It is a right tributary of the river Siret.[1][2] The river rises from the Obcina Feredeu Mountains of Bukovina in Suceava County and joins the Siret near the city of Roman in Neamț County. The total length of the Moldova from its source to its confluence with the Siret is 213 km (132 mi).[3][4] Its basin area is 4,299 km2 (1,660 sq mi).[3][4]

Moldova
Moldova River2.jpg
The Moldova near Gura Humorului
Location
CountryRomania
CountiesSuceava, Iași, Neamț
TownsCâmpulung Moldovenesc, Roman
Physical characteristics
SourceObcina Feredeu Mountains
MouthSiret
 ⁃ location
near Roman
 ⁃ coordinates
46°54′11″N 26°58′09″E / 46.90306°N 26.96917°E / 46.90306; 26.96917Coordinates: 46°54′11″N 26°58′09″E / 46.90306°N 26.96917°E / 46.90306; 26.96917
Length213 km (132 mi)
Basin size4,299 km2 (1,660 sq mi)
Discharge 
 ⁃ location*
 ⁃ average32 m3/s (1,100 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionSiretDanubeBlack Sea
Tributaries 
 ⁃ leftMoldovița
 ⁃ rightNeamț

The river gave its name to the Principality of Moldavia, whose first capital, Târgul Moldovei (now Baia), is on the Moldova River. The origin of the name of the river is disputed (see Etymology of Moldova).

Contents

Towns and villagesEdit

The following towns and villages are situated along the river Moldova, from source to mouth: Moldova-Sulița, Câmpulung Moldovenesc, Vama, Voroneț, Gura Humorului, Păltinoasa, Baia, Roman.

TributariesEdit

The following rivers are tributaries to the river Moldova:

Left: Sulița, Benia, Breaza, Pârâul Negrei, Moroșani, Pârâul Cailor, Timoi, Sadova, Deia, Lala, Moldovița, Dobra, Beltag, Tocila, Humor, Bucovăț, Halia, Lețcani, Cristești, Boura, Pietroaia (or Petroaia, or Ciohoranca), Ciurlac

Right: Lucina, Lucava (or Lucova), Tătarcu, Răchitiș, Botuș, Orata, Delnița, Ciumuca, Colacu, Arseneasca (or Arseneasa), Putna, Colbu (or Izvorul Giumalăului), Prașca, Valea Seacă, Izvorul Alb, Izvorul Malului, Valea Caselor, Șandru, Sălătruc, Suha, Voroneț, Isachea, Suha Mică, Suha Mare, Bogata, Râșca, Seaca, Sărata, Neamț (or Ozana), Topolița, Umbrari, Valea Albă (or Soci), Valea Mare

 
Moldova river near Roman

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Anexe 7 PlanNationalManagement - vol.III Archived 2016-06-24 at the Wayback Machine, p. 902
  2. ^ Ovidiu Gabor - "Economic Mechanism in Water Management" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2009., map page 10
  3. ^ a b Planul de management al spațiului hidrografic Siret, Administrația Națională Apele Române, page 17
  4. ^ a b 2017 Romanian Statistical Yearbook, p. 13
  • Trasee turistice - Județul Neamț [1]
  • Trasee turistice - Județul Suceava [2]

MapsEdit