Geomorphological restitutions for the geomorphological regionalization of Romania: the Moldavian Plain case

  • Mihai V Niculiță Dummy University
Keywords: geomorphological regionalization, plain, hill, Jijia Hills


In Romanian geomorphology, there are a series of inadvertencies induced socio-politically by the oppressive regime before 1990. Among these, we exemplify in this paper the use of the notion of plain for an area in Romania, which although exhibit characteristics of a hilly area, both geomorphologically and geomorphometrically: the Moldavian Plain. To support this position, we applied the Hammond and Iwahashi and Pike landform types classification on the global GMTED DEM. We added an argumentation of the geology and geomorphological evolution of the study areas together with a history of its geomorphological regionalization. I hypothesize that the communist regime that implemented the collectivization of the arable lands influenced the geographers to introduce some areas in Romania to the plain category to argue for their collectivization. I support the elimination of the plain term to designate the landforms of this region and the reintroduction of the terms used before 1945.


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How to Cite
Niculiță, M. (2021). Geomorphological restitutions for the geomorphological regionalization of Romania: the Moldavian Plain case. Revista De Geomorfologie, 23(1), 17-37.