Nord-Est (development region)

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Development Agency HQPiatra Neamț
Largest cityIași
 • Total36,850 km2 (14,230 sq mi)
 • Total3,302,217
 • Rank1st
 • Density90/km2 (230/sq mi)
Ethnic groups
 • Romanians97.9%
 • Roma1.2%
 • Ukrainians0.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
NUTS codeRO21
GDP per capita (PPS)€9,500 (2014)[1]

Nord-Est (North East) or Nord-Est Moldova is a development region in Romania.

Counties[change | change source]

The Nord-Est region is made up of these counties:

County population 2011
Bacău 637,706
Botoşani 404,429
Iaşi 774,165
Neamţ 507,399
Suceava 654,870
Vaslui 393,340
Total 3,371,909

Economy[change | change source]

The economy of Nord-Est region is mainly agricultural, especially towards the north, even though there are many industrial cities, especially Iaşi, Bacău and Suceava. The regional GDP per capita is the lowest in Romania, at about two-thirds of the national average. Botoşani and Vaslui are sometimes thought to be the poorest counties in Romania. However, Iaşi, the largest city in Nord-Est is one of the rich cities of the region. The region's richest counties are, in order, Iaşi, Bacău, Suceava, Neamţ, Vaslui and Botoşani.

Demographics[change | change source]

In total, 3,371,909 people (2011 Census) live in Nord-Est. This makes it the region in the country with the most people. Its population density is 91.25/km².

As of 2002 the region has a big amount of Romanians, of 97.9%, with the second largest group being the Roma, who make up 1.2% of the population. Other groups, including Ukrainians, make up the rest of the population (0.9%).

Romanian is the most-spoken language. It is spoken as a first language by 98.7% of the people who live in the region. Traditional languages include Romany, spoken by 0.6% of the population, and Ukrainian (0.3%).

References[change | change source]

  1. Eurostat (26 February 2016). "GDP per capita in the EU in 2014". Europa web portal. Retrieved 28 February 2016.

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