Milcov River (Siret)

Milcov River
Milcov River near the village of Broșteni, 15 km south of Focșani
Countries Romania
Counties Vrancea County
 - left Reghiu, Arva, Pârâul Tulbure, Valea Rea
 - right Mera, Dilcov, Valea Neagră, Argintul
Mouth Putna
 - coordinates 45°39′45″N 27°18′19″E / 45.6626°N 27.3052°E / 45.6626; 27.3052Coordinates: 45°39′45″N 27°18′19″E / 45.6626°N 27.3052°E / 45.6626; 27.3052
Length 79 km (49 mi)
Progression PutnaSiretDanubeBlack Sea

The Milcov River is a right tributary of the river Putna in eastern Romania.[1] It flows through the towns and villages Andreiașu de Jos, Șindrilari, Mera, Broșteni, Odobești, Vârteșcoiu, Câmpineanca, Golești, Milcovul and Răstoaca. It discharges into the Putna in Răstoaca. The city of Focșani used to lie on it. Due to floods, however, the riverbed moved a few kilometers away, south of the city.

In 1482, Stephen the Great declared Milcov as the boundary between Wallachia and Moldavia. In the 19th century, the river was perceived by unionists as a symbol of discord between Wallachia and Moldavia—see Hora Unirii, a poem by Vasile Alecsandri. The Milcov border was dispensed with in 1859, when Wallachia and Moldavia united to form the United Principalities.


  1. Ovidiu Gabor - Economic Mechanism in Water Management at the Wayback Machine (archived 5 March 2009), map page 10

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