Official English Name: Republic of Moldova
Official Local Name(s): Republica Moldova
Common English Name: Moldova
Capital: Chișinău

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Official Language(s)

Moldovan
Secondary Languages: Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Gagauz, Bulgarian

Resources

Lignite, Phosphorites, Gypsum, Arable land, Limestone

Neighbors

Ukraine (North and South), Romania (West)

Ethnic groups

Moldovan (56.8%), Romanian (23.2%), Ukrainian (7.6%), Russian (5.4%), Gagauzian (3.9%)

People

Est. Population:

3,510,485

Demonym:

Moldovan

Religions:

Orthodox (63.8%)
Atheist (21.1%)
Protestant (3.9%)
Muslim (3.3%)
Roman Catholic (3.1%)

Largest City:

Chișinău (674,500)

Other Cities:

Bălți (144,900)
Tiraspol (133,807)

Geography

Region:

Eastern Europe

Bodies of Water:

None (Landlocked)

Total Area:

33,851 km2 (97.2% land, 2.8% water)

Total Land:

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 Disasters

Landslides

Government

Type:

Republic

Heads of State:

President Igor Dodon

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Maia Sandu

Admin. Divisions

32 Raions
3 Municipalities
1 Autonomous territorial unit
1 Territorial unit

Independence:

27 August 1991 (from Soviet Union)

Nat'l Symbol:

Aurochs

Nat'l Anthem:

Limba noastră

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$5,000 (USD)

Currency

Lei (Moldovan Leu)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = Lei (Moldovan Leu)16.70

Communication

Internet Code

.md

Telephone Code

+373

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Cultural Notes

Moldovan culture is a combination of Soviet and Romanian cultures.

Sources

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