The modern Romania reunites six historical regions:
Transylvania, Banat & Crisana, Bucovina & Moldova, Dobrogea, Maramures, Oltenia & Walachia.
LOCATION: Moldova region is located in northeastern Romania – between the Carpathian Mountains and the Prut River. Bucovina is situated in the northern part of the region of Moldova, bordering with Ukraine.
Note: The region of Moldova (often referred to in the Western press as Moldavia) is not to be confused with the Republic of Moldova, its eastern neighbor.
AREA: 27,062 sq miles
POPULATION: Approximately 4.5 million
MAIN CITIES: Iasi, Bacau, Botosani, Galati, Piatra Neamt, Radauti, Suceava
CLIMATE: Temperate continental with hot summers and cold, snowy winters.