Where is Moldova?

Located in Eastern Europe, Moldova has a 1,885.00 km border with Romania (683 km) and Ukraine (1,202 km). Moldova and Ukraine operate joint customs posts to monitor the transit of people and commodities through Moldova's break-away Transnistria region.

Moldova is a European country covering 33,851.00 km2 of which 2.84% is water and 32,891.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 60th smallest country in the world and slightly larger than Maryland. Its geographic coordinates are 47 00 N, 29 00 E and Chisinau is the capital city.

Moldova is named for the Moldova River in eastern Romania.

Its ISO code is MD.

Geography

Moldova has a mean elevation of 139 m above sea level.

It has a moderate climate with mild winters and warm summers. Its terrain mainly consists of rolling steppe.

Population

Moldova has a population of 3,510,485 making it the 133rd largest in the world. The majority of the population lives in the center of the country near Chisinau.

Romanian is the official language, although it is sometimes called Moldovan. The majority ethnic group is Moldovan. The majority of the country is Orthodox Christian.

The dialing code for the country is 373.

Government

Moldova is an independent country. It gained independence with the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Its constitution was last ratified in 1994.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Moldova's GDP is $18,540,000,000.00 (USD) with $5,200.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 147th largest economy and its citizens the 164th richest in the world. The currency of Moldova is the Leu (MDL).

Its major export partners are Romania, Italy, Turkey, and Russia. Its main exports are foodstuffs, textiles, and machinery. Its major import partners are Russia, Romania, and Ukraine. Its major imports include mineral products and fuel, machinery and equipment, chemicals, and textiles.

This page was last modified on December 16th, 2017