Neamt

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Neamt

 

a district in Rumania, located in the eastern foothills of the Eastern Carpathians, in the Bistrita River basin. Area, 5,900 sq km; population, 508,600 (1970). Its administrative center is the city of Piatra-Neamt.

The economy of the district is built on both industry and agriculture. Major industries include chemicals metallurgy, lumbering and woodworking, and paper and pulp. Construction materials, foodstuffs, textiles, and metal products are also produced. Neamt is served by hydroelectric power plants on the Bistrita River. Major crops include grain (particularly corn) and sugar beets. Vegetables are also raised. Livestock consists primarily of cattle and sheep.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The memorial museum "Calistrat Hogaf' (Piatra Neamt) was set up in 1969 in the same house where the writer lived.
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