Nord-Est (development region)
|Development Agency HQ||Piatra Neamț|
|• Total||36,850 km2 (14,230 sq mi)|
|• Density||90/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|GDP per capita (PPS)||€ 7,200 (2008)|
Nord-Est (North East) or Nord-Est Moldova is a development region in Romania. As other development regions, it does not have any administrative powers, its main function being to co-ordinate regional development projects and manage funds from the European Union.
The Nord-Est region is made up of the following counties:
The economy of Nord-Est region is mainly agricultural, especially towards the north, even though there are a number of industrial cities, especially Iaşi, Bacău and Suceava. The regional GDP per capita is the lowest in Romania, at about two-thirds of the national average. Botoșani and Vaslui are sometimes regarded among the poorest counties in Romania. Despite this, Iași, the largest city in Nord-Est, is one of the wealthiest cities of the country. The region's richest counties are, in order, Iași, Bacău, Suceava, Neamț, Vaslui and Botoșani.
Nord-Est has a total population of 3,302,217 (2011 Census) making it the most populated region in the country. Its population density is 90/km².
In 2002 The region has a significant Romanian majority, of 97.9%, with the second largest minority being the Romani, who make up 1.2% of the population. Other minorities, which include Ukrainians, make up the rest of the population (0.9%).
Romanian is the most widely spoken language, spoken as a first language by 98.7% of the inhabitants of the region. Minority languages include Romany, spoken by 0.6% of the population, and Ukrainian (0.3%).
|Administrative divisions of Romania|
|NUTS–I||Macroregiunea 1||Macroregiunea 2||Macroregiunea 3||Macroregiunea 4|