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Moldova

Official English Name: Republic of Moldova

Official Local Name(s): Republica Moldova

Common English Name: Moldova

Capital: Chișinău

REGION
Eastern Europe
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Ukraine (North and South)
Romania (West)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
None (Landlocked)
TOTAL AREA
33,851 km2 (97.2% land, 2.8% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
1,390 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
0 km (Landlocked)
CLIMATE
Moderate
TERRAIN
Rolling steppe to black sea
HIGHEST POINT
Dealul Balanesti (430 m)
LOWEST POINT
Dniester (2 m)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Lignite
Phosphorites
Gypsum
Arable land
Limestone
NATURAL DISASTERS
Landslides
DEMONYM
Moldovan
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Moldovan (56.8%)
Romanian (23.2%)
Ukrainian (7.6%)
Russian (5.4%)
Gagauzian (3.9%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Moldovan
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Romanian
Russian
Ukrainian
Gagauz
Bulgarian
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Orthodox (63.8%)
Atheist (21.1%)
Protestant (3.9%)
Muslim (3.3%)
Roman Catholic (3.1%)
POPULATION
3,510,485
LARGEST CITY
Chișinău (674,500)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Bălți (144,900)
Tiraspol (133,807)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Nicolae Timofti
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Pavel Filip
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
32 Raions
3 Municipalities
1 Autonomous territorial unit
1 Territorial unit
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
27 August 1991 (from Soviet Union)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Aurochs
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Limba noastră
GDP PER CAPITA
$5,000 (USD)
CURRENCY
Lei (Moldovan Leu)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = Lei19.95
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.md
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+373

Moldovan culture is a combination of Soviet and Romanian cultures.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mx.html (Majority of information)

http://demoscope.ru/weekly/ssp/sng_nac_89.php (Ethnic data)

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/MD (Religious data)

http://mer.gospmr.org/pechatnye-izdaniya.html (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 13 November 2016