Moldova Nouă

City name & location: Moldova Nouă, Caraș Severin (CS) county, Romania.

Short presentation:
  • The city of Moldova Nouă is located in the southern part of the county, on the west side of the Danube Gorge, and at the same time it is a Danube port.
  • The city was first mentioned in 1777. In a map from 1723, the settlement is named Pesneak and in 1761, Bosneak. Apparently, there were two settlements (Bosniak and Baron), which formed, by merging, the current settlement - Moldova Nouă. Only in 1808, the town appears in the landbooks as Neu Moldova (Moldova Nouă).
  • The Upper area of the Danube Gorge(Upper Clisura, from Baziaş to Cozla), where we find Moldova Nouă, has been inhabited since ancient times. The earliest traces of human settlement are from the Palaeolithic and were found in the village Gornea (com. Sichevita). Around Moldova Nouă and around most villages in the Gorge, archaeologists made discoveries from all other periods of the ancient era.
  • Traces discovered in the villages (village component Moldova Veche) attest the human presence in the area during the transition between the Neolithic and Bronze Age. Material traces discovered include pottery with geometric decorations with black luster. Later, in the Roman period, it seems that there was a settlement in Moldova Nouă village perimeter; in the ruins were discovered bricks stamped Cohors III Delmatarum and a monetary hoard.
  • In Moldova Veche there were found traces of an unfortified Dacian settlement identified near Liubcova, Pescari. Receptive to the ideals of liberty and national unity, the population of Moldova Nouă enthusiastically participated in the events of 1918, when the Hungarian authorities were expelled from Moldova Veche and Moldova Nouă. The arrival of the Romanian Army at Moldova Nouă produced great joy. The teacher Alexander Moisi, author of a History of the Clisura, witnessed the event and said: "The liveliness and joy was so great as never before or since, and maybe there will never be such joy in the future".
  • In the interwar period, the population of Moldova Nouă continued to face heavy social and economic problems, which is why some locals left, in search of work elsewhere, including abroad. After the Act of 23 August 1944, during the military operations that took place in Moldova Nouă, local population gave an important support to the Romanian armed forces as guides, providing information on enemy positions or even fighting with weapons.
  • Moldova Nouă experienced a great development after the Second World War, when it became the main economic center of Southern Banat. In 1950, Moldova Nouă became a district capital within the Banat region, and in 1954 it was declared a city.
Moldova NouăThe city of Moldova Nouă, Caraș-Severin county, Romania

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Centrul Național de Informare și Promovare Turistică Moldova Nouă - National Centre for Tourism Information and Promotion Moldova Nouă

  • Str. Dunării nr.3, Oraș Moldova Nouă, jud. Caraș-Severin, România.
  • Tel: 0355-429.799
  • Program: Monday - Sunday: 1000 - 1700
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