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The development regions of Romania (Romanian Regiunile de dezvoltare ale României) refer to the eight regional divisions created in Romania in 1998 in order to better co-ordinate regional development as Romania progressed towards accession to the European Union. The development regions correspond to NUTS II-level divisions in European Union member states. Despite becoming increasingly significant in regional development projects, Romania's development regions do not actually have an administrative status and do not have a legislative or executive council or government. Rather, they serve a function for allocating European Union PHARE funds for regional development, as well as for collection of regional statistics. They also co-ordinate a range of regional development projects and became members of the Committee of the Regions when Romania joined the EU on January 1, 2007.
These are the 8 development regions in Romania, which (with the exception of București-Ilfov) are named by their geographical position in the country:
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|Administrative divisions of Romania|
|NUTS–I||Macroregiunea 1||Macroregiunea 2||Macroregiunea 3||Macroregiunea 4|