Vatra Moldoviței

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Vatra Moldoviței
Moldovița painted monastery, UNESCO monument
Moldovița painted monastery, UNESCO monument
Coat of arms of Vatra Moldoviței
Coat of arms
Vatra Moldoviței is located in Romania
Vatra Moldoviței
Vatra Moldoviței
Coordinates: 47°39′N 25°34′E / 47.650°N 25.567°E / 47.650; 25.567
Country Romania
CountySuceava County
First attestedOctober 31, 1402
Area
17.02 km2 (6.57 sq mi)
Elevation
588 - 1,380 m (−3,940 ft)
Population
(2007)[1]
4,633
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
727595
Area code(s)+40 230
Car PlatesSV
WebsiteVatra Moldoviței Townhall site

Vatra Moldoviței is a commune located in the west-central part of Suceava County, Romania. It is composed of three villages: Ciumârna, Paltinu and Vatra Moldoviței. The latter village is the site of Moldovița Monastery. It lies on the banks of Moldovița River and some of its tributaries Ciumârna and Paltinu. It is flanked by two of the Bukovina Ridges (Obcinele Bucovinei): the Great Ridge (Obcina Mare) and the Feredeu Ridge (Obcina Feredeului).

The first official record referring to the Vatra Moldoviței area dates to the time of Alexander the Good, who founded the Moldovița Monastery in 1402.

Coordinates: 47°39′N 25°34′E / 47.650°N 25.567°E / 47.650; 25.567

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2007 Archived 2012-09-17 at the Wayback Machine.; retrieved on March 1, 2010