Facts about Moldova
Official languages: Romanian, Russian, Turkish
Area: 33,843 km²
Population: 4.3 million residents
Population density: 127.77 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .md
ISO codes: MD, MDA, 498
The telephone code for Moldova (Republic of Moldova) is +373
Flag of Moldova
The flag of Moldova is composed of a tricolor of vertical stripes in blue, yellow and red. This base is absolutely identical to the flag of Romania, but in the middle of the yellow stripe is placed the national emblem of Moldova. It depicts a golden eagle holding a golden cross in its beak, an olive branch in one claw, and a scepter in the other. The eagle also clutches a shield bearing the head of a bison, which is meant to symbolize the strength, independence and pride of the Moldovan nation. Until 2010, the coat of arms was only used on the front side of the flag, making the Moldovan flag one of the few flags with different sides until then. However, this is no longer the case, and a mirror-inverted national coat of arms is placed on the reverse side.
Moldova is a small landlocked country in south-eastern Europe. See Moldova Location on World Map. Until its independence in the early 1990s, Moldova was one of the wealthiest Soviet republics. Since then, due to the unresolved Transnistrian conflict (1992), the economic situation has deteriorated drastically. Moldova lives mainly from agriculture and the related industry. The favorable climate enables fruit and viticulture. Along with brandy and canned fruit and vegetables, wine is the main export item. There are also textile products and smaller electrical items.
Biggest Cities of Moldova by Population
Chisinau is the capital and largest city of Moldova. Located in the center of the country, it has a population of over 708,000 people. The city is home to numerous museums, theaters, universities and other cultural attractions that make it an important tourist destination. There are also several parks, gardens and monuments located throughout the city that are worth exploring. Chisinau’s historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage site and features numerous buildings from its past such as the Triumphal Arch, St. Teodora Church, Nativity Cathedral and more. Other attractions in Chisinau include its botanical garden, zoo and several great restaurants offering traditional Moldovan cuisine.
Tiraspol is another large city in Moldova with a population of around 160,000 people. It is located near the Ukrainian border and serves as an important commercial hub for both local businesses as well as international companies looking to do business in Moldova or Ukraine. Tiraspol has several important historical sites including Fortress Dubasari which was built by Peter I of Russia in 1711 and remains well preserved today. The city also has many modern amenities such as shopping malls, cinemas and cafes that make it an attractive destination for visitors or those looking to relocate here.
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According to Abbreviation Finder, the capital of Moldova is Chișinău. This is the Romanian name of the city. The Kischinau is pronounced and this is also the German name for the city. It is located on the Bîc river in the middle of Moldova, in a slightly hilly region with very fertile soil. 500,000 people live in Chișinău, and around 730,000 in the region. It is the largest city in the country.