History of Wallachia
Wallachia is bordered in the north by the Southern Carpathians and in the south by the Danube , which is also the border with Bulgaria . The river Olt divides it into the Great Wallachia ( Muntenia ) in the east and the Little Wallachia ( Oltenia ) in the west. The Wallachian Plain merges into the Getic Plateau and this in turn merges into the Getic Subcarpathian Mountains .
The largest city in Wallachia is the Romanian capital, Bucharest .
Other uses of the term Wallachia
The Romanian-speaking areas of Greece were also called Wallachia, see Megalovlachia . The Moravian Wallachia ( Czech Valassko ) got its name from the late Middle Ages immigrant Vlachs , which were not fully assimilated.
In some regions of Germany and Austria, Wallachia is also used colloquially as an expression for a distant region or an abandoned, inhospitable area, literally as it is real (from a German or Austrian perspective): behind the Carpathian Mountains . In this sense, Wallachia is the unachieved destination of the journey in the also filmed novel Tschick by Wolfgang Herrndorf .
- History of romania
- List of historical regions in Romania and the Republic of Moldova
- Wallachian lowlands
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