Muntenia (Romanian pronunciation: [munˈteni.a], also known in English as Greater Wallachia) is a historical region of Romania, part of Wallachia (also, sometimes considered Wallachia proper, as Muntenia, Țara Românească, and the seldom used Valahia are synonyms in Romanian).[1] It is situated between the Danube (south and east), the Carpathian Mountains (the Transylvanian Alps branch) and Moldavia (both north), and the Olt River to the west.[2] The latter river is the border between Muntenia and Oltenia (or Lesser Wallachia). Part of the traditional border between Wallachia/Muntenia and Moldavia was formed by the rivers Milcov and Siret.[3]

Map of Romania with Muntenia highlighted and counties comprising

Geography edit

Constantin Lecca: "Moldavians and Muntenians become brothers"

Muntenia includes București - Ilfov, Sud - Muntenia, and part of the Sud-Est development regions. It consists of ten counties entirely:

And parts of four others:

Romania's capital city, Bucharest, is situated in Muntenia. Other important cities are:

References edit

  1. ^ Davidescu, Adriana AnaMaria; Apostu, Simona Andreea; Pantilie, Andra Madalina; Amzuica, Bogdan Florian (January 2020). "Romania's South-Muntenia Region, towards Sustainable Regional Development. Implications for Regional Development Strategies". Sustainability. 12 (14): 5799. doi:10.3390/su12145799. ISSN 2071-1050.
  2. ^ Erwin Gáll; Réka Fülöp; Mihály Huba Hőgyes (2020). Sorin Forțiu (ed.). "Periferiile periferiilor?" [The peripheries of the peripheries?] (PDF). Arheovest Interdisciplinaritate în Arheologie și Istorie (in Romanian). Timișoara, Szeged: Asociația ArheoVest, JATEPress Kiadó. I (VIII): 386. ISBN 978-963-315-464-9.
  3. ^ Manele in Romania : cultural expression and social meaning in Balkan popular music. Margaret H. Beissinger, Speranța Rădulescu, Anca Giurchescu. Lanham. 2016. p. 40. ISBN 978-1-4422-6708-4. OCLC 950902131.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link) CS1 maint: others (link)

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