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 (wə-lā′kē-ə, wŏ-)
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(wɒˈleɪkɪə) or


(Placename) a former principality of SE Europe: a vassal state of the Ottoman Empire from the 15th century until its union with Moldavia in 1859, subsequently forming present-day Romania
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or Wa•la•chi•a

(wɒˈleɪ ki ə)

a former principality in SE Europe: united with Moldavia to form Romania in 1861.
Wal•la′chi•an, adj., n.
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The firm said that it has reached a preliminary agreement with Romanian investment fund, SIF Oltenia (BSE: SIF3), to buy its entire 6.29 percent stake in BCR.
Silvia Macrea, director of the Junni Sibiului band, said that the performance included a number of folkloric items that reflect the traditions of different cities in Romania such as Maramure, Tanjaua, C'e2mpia, Bihor, Oltenia, Moldavia, Bistria, Muntenia, Banat, Transylvania and H'e2rtibaciu.
An analysis of the agricultural area of South-West Oltenia shows that it ranks 7th among regions of the country (1,797,633 hectares), with 12.32% of the national agricultural area.
Coming from Oltenia (his birthplace is Dragasani), he felt the need to strongly say his belonging to Oltenia, to underline the positive sides of people from Oltenia and to express certain nostalgia because of leaving those places.
Sophie Brewer, who also works as a locum with Dorset NHS, will travel to Romania to address the podiatric needs of residents living in institutional state care within the Oltenia region.
The South-West Oltenia Region corresponds to the historical province of Oltenia (the counties Dolj, Gorj, Valcea, Mehedinti and Olt-Romanati), a part of the Romanian historical territory.
According to Gabriel Dumitrascu, energy firms Complexul Energetic Oltenia SA, Hidroelectrica and SC Electrica SA will be listed in 2014 and the government will keep a 40% stake in the latter.
The IPOs in Electrica, the power company, the Oltenia Energy Complex (CEO) and Hidroelectrica, the hydroelectricity producer, are scheduled for next year.Nuclearlectrica registered first half profits of EUR 48.5 million from a loss of EUR 7.6 million in the same period of last year.
The next privatization deals are for Nuclearelectrica, the company which operates a nuclear power plant in Cernavoda, in May, followed in September by stakes in the gas producer Romgaz, the Oltenia energy plant and possibly in the electricity company Hidroelectrica.
15 November 2011 - Norwegian mapping technology company Blom ASA (OSL:BLO) said today it had signed a deal, valued at NOK18m, to provide Romanian water supply firm Compania de apa Oltenia SA with technical assistance for new infrastructure.
Oltenia, the former historical province of the country, which is located in its south-western part, and has been inhabited since ancient times, is no exception to that.