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Disfavoured Zones and Tourist Areas in the Apuseni Mountains

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Author(s): MAGDALENA DRĂGAN

Journal: Romanian Review of Regional Studies
ISSN 1841-1576

Volume: III;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 95;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: the Apuseni Mountains | Disfavoured zone | Tourism | Spatial disparities

ABSTRACT
The transformations that have affected the region of the Apuseni Mountains after 1990, have determined a precarious economic and social status in the mining areas, a fact officially recognized through the delimitation of some “disfavoured zones”. The Apuseni Mountains are also a region with a very rich touristic potential, which led to the development of tourism in some of its parts. Yet, spatially, the two types of areas (disfavoured and touristic) do not overlap. Functionally, two different systems manifest themselves, separated by the Arieş Valley and the planned development strategies tend to emphasize the already-appeared differences.
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