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Vrancea

 

a district in Rumania, on the eastern slopes of the Eastern Carpathians, partly in the Lower Danube Plain. Area, 4,800 sq km. Population, 362,000 (1968), of whom 20 percent live in cities. The administrative center is the city of Foc§ani. Vrancea is an important region of viticulture and wine-making. Crops sown include wheat, corn, sunflowers, and sugar beets; vegetables are also grown. The main branches of animal husbandry are cattle and sheep raising. There is logging in the mountains. Industry is represented by the food, textile, metalworking, chemical, and lumber-processing industries.


Vrancea

 

a mountain range in the southern part of the Eastern Carpathians, located in Rumania. Length, approximately 60 km. Height, up to 1,783 m (Mount Goru). This range is formed primarily of Cenozoic sandstones and clay shales. It is cut deeply by rivers of the Siret system. The Vrancea is one of the principal earthquake regions in the Carpathians. Growing on its slopes are mixed and coniferous forests (beech, oak, spruce, and fir); there are mountain meadows on the summits.

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In ceea ce priveste descentralizarea in spatiul romanesc, trebuie mentionat ca aceasta s-a facut prea putin simtita pana in a doua jumatate a secolului ai XIX-lea, putand fi sesizata doar in ceea ce priveste orasele, care au fost mereu investite cu personalitate juridica si unele regiuni, judete, tinuturi --cum ar fi Oltenia in ansamblu (13), Campulung Muscel sau Campulung Moldovenesc, Vrancea sau Tigheci--care, de-a lungul vremii, s-au bucurat de o autonomie mai larga (14).
An earthquake with a 4.8 magnitude on the Richter scale has been registered in Romania's region of Vrancea, some 380 km northeast of Bulgaria's capital Sofia.
A 5.3-magnitude earthquake was registered in the early hours on Sunday in Romania's region of Vrancea.
A spokesperson of the extraordinary situations inspectorate in Vrancea was quoted as saying that there had been 77 people on the double-decker bus, including 74 Ukrainian tourists, who had been on their way back to Ukraine after a holiday in Bulgaria, and three Bulgarian drivers, at the time of the accident.
There are no reports of casualties, injuries or material damage unlike the 7.6-magnitude in Romania's Vrancea earthquake from March 1977 that killed 1 600 persons in Romania and Bulgaria, and damaged 8 500 buildings.
The May 22, 2012 5.8-degree Pernik earthquake was the strongest recorded in Bulgaria since the 1977 Vrancea earthquake whose epicenter was in Romania.
An earthquake with a 3.4 magnitude on the Richter scale has been registered in Romania's region of Vrancea, some 380 km northeast of Bulgaria's capital Sofia.