Moldova River

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Moldova River
Moldova River2.jpg
The Moldova River near Gura Humorului
Countries Romania
Counties Suceava, Iași, Neamț
Tributaries
 - left Moldovița
 - right Neamț
Towns Câmpulung Moldovenesc, Roman
Source
 - location Obcina Feredeu Mountains
Mouth Siret
 - 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
Length 213 km (132 mi)
Basin 4,299 km2 (1,660 sq mi)
Discharge for *
 - average 32 m3/s (1,130 cu ft/s)
Progression SiretDanubeBlack Sea

The Moldova River is a river in Romania, in the historical region of Moldavia. It is a right tributary of the river Siret.[1] 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).[2] Its basin area is 4,299 km2 (1,660 sq mi).[2]

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).

Towns and villages[edit]

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

Tributaries[edit]

The following rivers are tributaries to the river Moldova:

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

Right: Lucina, Lucava, Tătarcu, Răchitiș, Botuș, Orata, Delnița, Ciumuca, Colacu, Arseneasca, Putna, Colbu, Prașca, Valea Seacă, Izvorul Alb, Izvorul Malului, Valea Caselor, Șandru, Sălătruc, Suha, Voroneț, Isachea, Suha Mică, Suha Mare, Bogata, Râșca, Brusturi, Sărata, Neamț, Topolița, Umbrari, Valea Albă, Valea Mare

Moldova river near Roman

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ovidiu Gabor - Economic Mechanism in Water Management at the Wayback Machine (archived 5 March 2009), map page 10
  2. ^ a b Planul de management al spațiului hidrografic Siret, Administrația Națională Apele Române, page 17
  • Institutul de Meteorologie și Hidrologie - Rîurile României - București 1971
  • ICPA - Comune vulnerabile - județul Suceava [1]
  • Trasee turistice - Județul Neamț [2]
  • Trasee turistice - Județul Suceava [3]

Maps[edit]

  • Harta județului Suceava [4]
  • Harta Obcinele Bucovinene [5]
  • Harta Munceii Neamțului - Munții Stânișoarei [6]
  • Parcul Vânători-Neamț [7]