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Moldavian Plateau
Topography

Bukovinian Subcarpathians
Moldavian Subcarpathians


Suceava Plateau
Dniester Hills
Moldavian Plain
Bârlad Plateau
Central Moldavian Plateau


Bugeac Plain

Hydrography

Danube
Siret (Moldova, Suceava)
Prut
Dniester (Răut)
Black Sea

Climate

Romania
Moldova

Flora & Fauna

Flora of Romania
Flora of Moldova
List of mammals in Romania
List of mammals in Moldova
Protected areas in Romania
Protected areas in Moldova

The Central Moldavian Plateau (Romanian: Podişul Moldovei Centrale), or Codru Massif (Romanian: Masivul Codru) is a geographic area in Moldova. It is the central and SE part of the Moldavian Plateau. It has elevations that in the N-S direction decrease in altitude from 400 m to under 200 m.

The Central Moldavian Plateau is composed of:

  • Ciuluc-Soloneţ Hills (Romanian: Dealurile Ciuluc-Soloneţ), alongated in the north along the right side of the Răut river, 1,690 km²
  • Corneşti Hills (Romanian: Dealurile Corneştilor), also known as Cordi Hills (Romanian: Dealurile Codrilor), 4,740 km²
  • Lower Dniester Hills, or South Bessarabia Plateau (Romanian: Dealurile Nistrului Inferior; Podişul Basarabiei de Sud), alongated to the south of the Botna river, 3,040 km²
  • Tigheci Hills (Romanian: Dealurile Tigheciului), alongated in the south along the left side of the Prut river, 3,550 km²
  • between the latter and the Prut river lies the Lower Prut Valley (Romanian: Valea Prutului Inferior), 1,810 km²

The natural vegetation of the Central Moldavian Plateau is characterized by forests, known as Codru (singular) or Codri (plural). It is also an area proper for vineyards.

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