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—  Region  —
Country  Romania
Capital city Iaşi
 - Total 36,850 km2 (14,227.9 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 - Total 3,674,367
 - Density 99.7/km2 (258.3/sq mi)
Ethnic groups
 - Romanians 97.9%
 - Roma 1.2%
 - Ukrainians 0.3%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
NUTS code RO21
GDP per capita (PPS) € 5,800 (2006)[1]

Nord-Est (North East) is a development region in Romania.



The Nord-Est region is made up of the following counties:


The economy of Nord-Est region is mainly agricultural, especially towards the north, even though there are a number of industrial cities, especially Iaşi, Bacău and Suceava. The regional GDP per capita is the lowest in Romania, at about two-thirds of the national average. Botoşani and Vaslui are sometimes regarded as the poorest counties in Romania, and more generally in the entire European Union. Despite this, Iaşi, the largest city in Nord-Est is one of the wealthy cities of the region. The region's richest counties are, in order, Iaşi, Bacău, Suceava, Neamţ, Vaslui and Botoşani.


Nord-Est has a total population of 3,674,367, making it the most populated region in the country. Its population density is 99.71/km², higher than the national average of 91.3/km². 1,808,390 (49.22%) of the population is male, while 1,865,977 (50.78%) is female. The region has a significant Romanian majority, of 97.9%, with the second largest minority being the Roma, who make up 1.2% of the population. Other minorities, which include Ukrainians, make up the rest of the population (0.9%).

Romanian is the most widely spoken language, spoken as a first language by 98.7% of the inhabitants of the region. Minority languages include Romany, spoken by 0.6% of the population, and Ukrainian (0.3%).


Coordinates: 47°09′25″N 27°35′25″E / 47.15694°N 27.59028°E / 47.15694; 27.59028



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