Prahova Valley

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Battle of Prahova Valley
Part of Romanian Campaign (World War I)
Date9–25 October 1916
Prahova Valley, Romania
Result Romanian victory
 Romania  Austria-Hungary
 German Empire
Commanders and leaders
Romania Artur Văitoianu
Romania Dimitrie Lambru
Austria-Hungary Béla Tanárky
German Empire Edwin Sunkel
10th Infantry Division
21st Infantry Division
51st Honvéd Infantry Division
187th German Infantry Division
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown
Prahova Valley, as seen from the Caraiman Mountain
Prahova Valley, in an aquarelle by Amedeo Preziosi

Prahova Valley (Romanian: Valea Prahovei) is the valley where the Prahova river makes its way between the Bucegi and the Baiu Mountains, in the Carpathian Mountains, Romania. It is a tourist region, situated about 100 km north of the capital city of Bucharest.

World War I[edit]

During World War I, the area was the site of heavy fighting between Austro-Hungarian and German forces on one side and Romanian forces on the other. The strategic objective of the Central Powers was to reach Bucharest via the shortest route, but they were prevented from doing so by determined Romanian resistance.[1]


Geographically, the Prahova river separates the Eastern Carpathians chain from the Southern Carpathians. Historically, the corridor was the most important passageway between the principalities of Wallachia and Transylvania. The present DN1 road, linking Bucharest with the city of Braşov and the future A3 will be built along the Prahova Valley.

After failing to take part in the hosting of the 2013 European Youth festival, Prahova Valley is considering making a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.[citation needed]

The region is a popular destination for mountaineers and for winter sports fans. The most important resorts are:

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Coordinates: 44°42′55″N 26°28′14″E / 44.71528°N 26.47056°E / 44.71528; 26.47056