Administrative divisions of Moldavia

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Ţinut (pl. ţinuturi; sometimes translated in English as region,[1] district[2] or municipality[3]) were the traditional subdivision of the Principality of Moldavia (1359-1859).

Principality of Moldavia (1359-1859)[edit]

Counties in the Principality of Moldavia in 1483

Lower Country (Ţara de Jos)

Upper Country (Ţara de Sus)

Historic Bessarabia (Basarabia)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Constantin C. Giurescu, The making of the Romanian unitary state, Editura Meridiane, 1971. p. 45.
  2. ^ Pompiliu Teodor, Enlightenment and Romanian society, Editura Dacia, 1980. p. 74
  3. ^ Gerald J. Bobang, The emergence of the Romanian national State, East European Quarterly, 1979. ISBN 0-914710-51-6. p. 227.

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