Muntenia


Muntenia
Map of Romania with Muntenia highlighted

Muntenia (Romanian pronunciation: [munˈteni.a], also known in English as Greater Wallachia) is a historical province of Romania, usually considered Wallachia-proper (Muntenia, Țara Românească, and the seldom used Valahia are synonyms in Romanian). 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.[1] 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.

Geography

The counties comprising Muntenia
Constantin Lecca: "Moldavians and Muntenians become brothers"

Muntenia includes ten counties entirely:

and parts of three others:

  • Vrancea (southern part)
  • Vâlcea (eastern part)
  • Olt (eastern part)

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

References

  1. ^ "The Muntenia Region". Rest Romania SRL. Retrieved 12 January 2010.

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