They established Pojorta’s residents of Olt Country Pojorâta of Câmpulung?


  • Ionel Boamfă Faculty of Geography and Geology, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi, Romania
  • Ioan Ciungara
  • Viorel Străjeriu


Pojorta, Pojorâta, the Olt Country, the district of Câmpulung Moldovenesc, migrations, Transylvania, Moldavia


The article tries to demonstrate whether, and to what extent, there is a possibility that the present locality of Pojorâta from the former district of Câmpulung Moldovenesc, having been founded by natives from the village Pojorta of the Făgăraș Country. In support of the idea are brought documentary, statistical, cartographic and onomastic arguments. A probable, even possible migration, should be passed through the eastern part of Transylvania to the Toplita-Deda Gorge area, where either directly over Călimani Mountains or via a detour through Năsăud County, to the west and northwest Moldavia. This migration, held in the latter part of the eighteenth century, continued in the next century, and has led major currents population from Transylvania (including southern side – Mărginimea Sibiului, the Olt Country, the Bârsa Country), currents trained mainly, but not exclusively from Romanians (plus Széklers), this migration having ethnic, religious, economic, social, military reasons, etc. On the other hand, given the position, with the strategic role, of several place names identical and / or similar with Pojorta/Pojorâta, we consider that the meaning of those place names is not related to the removal of forest vegetation.

DOI: 10.15551/lsgdc.v42i0.11