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The Getic Sub-Carpathians, Space of Carpathian Contiguity

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Author(s): LĂCRĂMIOARA-FLORINELA POPA

Journal: Romanian Review of Regional Studies
ISSN 1841-1576

Volume: VI;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 105;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Getic Sub-Carpathians | Relief | Distribution of settlements | Carpathian contiguity

ABSTRACT
The Getic Sub-Carpathians show permittivity from their position, altitude, valley’s orientation, mild climate, from the circulation and habitation favourability viewpoint. This way, they become a space of Carpathian contiguity. The humanization of this sector has deep roots in this space history. The fact that they have been a good place for the development of human settlements, through the attributes offered by the physical-geographic characteristics of the territory, is shown by the presence of the three old settlements that took the role of capitals: Câmpulung, Curtea de Argeş and Târgovişte. Depressions represented the right places for the settlements’ genesis and evolution; the valleys crossing them have been the ways for the development of communication routs; the Sub-Carpathian heights offered some of the pastures necessary for animal feeding; they also played the role of shelter against the natural (e.g. the attenuation of cold air masses) and human factors.
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