The capital City of Moldova is Chișinău. It is centrally located in Moldova, on the banks of River Bîc which is a tributary of the Dniester. The city started developing in 1436 when it was recognized as a monastery village. Then, the city was part of the principality of Moldova. During the 16th century, the city fell under the suzerainty of the Ottoman Empire. The then village had grown into a smaller town when it was captured by the Ottoman Empire. It was chosen as the capital Oblast and Bessarabia, after the Russo-Turkish War in 1806-1812.

As of the 2004 census in Moldova, the population of Chișinău was 590,631. The number of residents of the city together with the suburbs and other neighboring communities, which altogether form the municipality of Chișinău, was 644,204. Chișinău is the most populated place in Moldova. In fact, the population in the city is more than triple the population of any other city in Moldova.

Chișinău is the most important tourist destination in Moldova. The city has amazing tourist attraction sites that attract both local and international tourists. The country’s national museums are located in the city. These are the National Museum of Ethnography & Natural History, the National Museum of Arts and the National Museum of Archaeology & History. Other points of interest in the city that attract tourists include the National Botanical Garden, The National Opera and Ballet Theatre, Ștefan cel Mare Central Park, The Triumphal Arch, the Chișinău Zoo, and the Stephen the Great Monument.

Chișinău experiences a humid continental climate. The climate is characterized by very dry and hot summers and windy and cold winters. Winter temperatures in the city are often below the freezing point. The winter temperature in the city usually varies between 0 degrees Celsius and -10 degrees Celsius. The summer temperatures hover around 25 degrees Celsius. Spring and autumns temperatures vary between 16 to 24 degrees Celsius. The city receives the rare thunderstorm.

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