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Moldova

Moldova Moldova might not be a known travel destination, but there is plenty to see in this contry lying between Romania and Ukraine anyway. Dominaded by Soviet and Russian history, it is now an independent country but one of the least urbanised countries in Europe. Never the less you will never know walking through the capitla city Chisinau that it is one of the poorest countries. you will here run into the facionable youth, and historical sights.

Area: 33.709 Km²
Population: 4.432.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 131 pop/Km²

System of government: Parliamentary Republic
Capital: Chisinau (735.000 pop.)
Major cities: Tiraspol 168.000 pop., Balti 157.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Moldovian 64,5%, Ukrainian 14%, Russian 13%, Gagauz 3,5%, Bulgarian 2%, others 3%
Border countries: Romania WEST, Ukraine SOUTH, EAST and NORTH

Principal mountains: Dealul Balanesti 430 m
Principal rivers: Dnestr 1370 Km (total, with ukrainian tract), Prut 926 Km (total, with ukrainian and romanian tract)
Principal lakes: Lacul Ghidighici
Principal islands: -
Climate: Temperate

Language: Moldovan (official), Russian, Gagauz
Religion: Orthodox 98,5%, Jewish 1,5%
Currency: Moldovan Leu (MDL)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 7/1, 8/1, 8/3, 1/5, 9/5, 27/8, 31/8
Dialling code: 00373
GMT: +2

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