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see WalachiaWalachia
or Wallachia
, historic region (29,568 sq mi/76,581 sq km), S Romania. The Transylvanian Alps separate it in the NW from Transylvania and the Banat; the Danube separates it from Serbia in the west, Bulgaria in the south, and N Dobruja in the east; in the
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the name of the eastern part of Walachia (Rumania), located to the east of the Olt River, which separates it from western Wallachia, called Oltenia. Muntenia includes the administrative districts of Argeş, Brăila, Bucharest (Bucuresti), Buzău, Dîmboviţa, Ilfov, Prahova, Teleorman, and Ialomiţa; it also includes part of the districts of Vîlcea and Olt.

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