The unique landscape of south central Romania. Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features a region of southern central Romania where the Carpathian Mountains in the north meet lowland plains in the south.
According to NASA, the tree-like branch patterns are formed by erosion along rivers and streams.
The Cotmeana River is visible in the center of the photo, and hundreds of small agricultural plots are scattered throughout this region of Romania. The unique landscape of south central Romania
Romania is a country located at the crossroads of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. It shares land borders with Bulgaria to the south, Ukraine to the north, Hungary to the west, Serbia to the southwest, and Moldova to the east and has its opening to the Black Sea. It has a predominantly temperate–continental climate. With a total area of 238,397 square kilometres (92,046 square miles), Romania is the twelfth-largest country in Europe and the seventh-most populous member state of the European Union, having approximately 20 million inhabitants. Its capital and largest city is Bucharest. Other major urban areas include: Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara, Iași, Constanța, Craiova, Brașov, and Galați.
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory