The European Schools Newspaper April issue - Page 15

Moldavia (Romanian: Moldova pronounced [molˈdova]) is a geographic and historical region and former principality in Eastern Europe, corresponding to the territory between the Eastern Carpathians and the Dniester river. An initially independent and later autonomous state, it existed from the 14th century to 1859, when it united with Wallachia as the basis of the modern Romanian state; at various times, the state included the regions of Bessarabia (with the Budjak), all of Bukovina and (under Stephen the Great) Pokuttya. The western half of Moldavia is now part of Romania, the eastern side belongs to the Republic of Moldova, while the northern and south-eastern parts are territories of Ukraine. Coat of arms Flag_of_Moldavia There are many great places to visit in Moldavia, especially in Iasi and in north of the region: castle, churches and monuments: Neamț Citadel Voronet Monastery Suceava Seat Fortress Palace of Culture, Iasi 5