Piatra Neamt is the seat of Neamt County, Moldova, Romania, consisting of the localities of Ciritei, Doamna, Piatra Neamt (residence) and Valeni. Situated on the Bistrita valley, in northeastern Romania, the city had at the level of 2011 a population of 85,055 inhabitants. In Piatra-Neamt there is the headquarters of the North-East Regional Development Agency. Piatra-Neamt is located in the center of the county, on the banks of the Bistrita river, more precisely at the exit from the mountains, at the confluence with the Cuejdiu river. The city is crossed by the national road DN15, which connects it southeast to Bacau and west of Toplita, Targu Mures and Turda. From this road, DN15C, which leads north to Falticeni, branches in Piatra-Neamt and from this road branches the national road DN15D that leads east to Roman and Vaslui. From DN15, the county road DJ157, which leads south-east to Dumbrava Rosie, Dochia, Margineni, Faurei, Trifesti and Horia (where it ends in DN15D), is also branched out. It is partially located (the central area and western districts) at an altitude of 310 m, in an intramontane basin guarded by the Pietricica peaks (590 m) to the southeast, Cozla (679 m) to the north, Cernegura (852 m) West, Carloman (617 m) to the northwest and Batca Doamnei (462 m) to the south-west and partly extramontan in the subcarpathian area to the east, on the terraces of Bistrita and Cracau-Bistrita Depression.