North East Romania
Known also by its traditional name of Moldavia, the North East Region of Romania is an area in which history, culture and traditions complement the attractive surroundings. This area has long been seen as a romantic and unknown outpost of Europe. In our days it is part of the eastern border of the European Union and NATO.
Geographically, the region goes from mountain ranges in the west, towards the gentle plateaus and rolling plains in the east. The mountains are heavily forested and there are lakes, vineyards and large farms in the plains.
Iasi has a strong industrial base and is one of Romania's main university centers.
For many centuries it was the capital of Moldavia, and today it is an important centre of culture, arts and commerce.
Bacau was an important customs point and trading centre from the middle ages.
Currently it is a dynamic industrial and commercial centre with a diverse economy and a high level of foreign investment.
Suceava and Piatra Neamt are also industrialized cities, but they never lost their historical charm.
Currently centers of the growing tourist business in the region, these cities are good starting points to visit the unique painted monasteries or go trekking in the Carpathians.
Botosani and Vaslui are former historic centers where trade and agriculture were highly developed.
These towns were witness to momentous historical events and home to some of Romania’s most celebrated artists, writers and musicians.
Today, Botosani and Vaslui are important bases for the regions growing textile and processing industries.
The low costs and skilled labor make North East Romania one of the most cost-effective investment locations in Europe. It is also one of the most unspoilt tourist destination in Europe.