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A virtual guide to Moldova. Get an overview of Moldova's art, culture, people, environment, geography, history, economy and its government.
This page offers maps, statistics, weather information, and links to sources that provide you with information about this Eastern Europen nation, e.g.: official web sites of Moldova, addresses of Moldovan and foreign embassies, domestic airlines, local news, city- and country guides with extensive travel and tourism information on accommodation, tourist attractions, events and more.


Republic of Moldova | Republica Moldova

Country Profile

Flag of Moldova

Flag of Moldova

Formerly ruled by Romania, Moldova became part of the Soviet Union at the close of World War II.
Although independent from the USSR since 1991, Russian forces have remained on Moldovan territory east of the Nistru (Dnister) River supporting the Slavic majority population, mostly Ukrainians and Russians, who have proclaimed a "Transnistria" republic. One of the poorest nations in Europe, Moldova became the first former Soviet state to elect a communist as its president in 2001.
(Source: CIA - The World Factbook)

border countries: Romania, Ukraine
related countries: Russian Federation
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Official Name:
Republica Moldova
short form: Moldova
int'l long form: Republic of Moldova

ISO Country Code: md

Local Time = UTC +2h
Actual Time: Sat-Feb-28  19:26

Country Calling Code: +373

Capital City: Chisinau

Other Cities: Tiraspol, Balti, Tighina, Rîbnita

Type: Republic.
Constitution: Adopted 28 July 1994.
Independence: 27 August 1991 (from Soviet Union).

Location: Landlocked country in Eastern Europe, northeast of Romania.
Area: 33,850 km² (13,000 sq. mi.)
Terrain: Highland predominating the central part, rolling steppe, gradual hilly slopes south to Black Sea.

Climate: Temperate continental, moderate winters, warm summers.

Nationality: Moldovan(s).
Population: 3.56 million, (2013) excluding the estimated Transnistrian population of 520,000.
Ethnic groups: Moldovans 75.8%, Minor ethnic groups: Ukrainians 8.4%, Russians 5.8%, Gagauz 4.4%, Bulgarians 1.9%.
Main religions: Christian Orthodox (93.3%), Baptist (1%), others.
Languages: Romanian (officially known as Moldovan), Russian, Ukrainian, Gagauz.
Literacy: 96%.

Natural resources: Lignite, phosphorites, gypsum, arable land, limestone.

Agriculture products: Vegetables, fruits, wine, grain, sugar beets, sunflower seed, tobacco; beef, milk.

Industries: Sugar, vegetable oil, food processing, agricultural machinery; foundry equipment, refrigerators and freezers, washing machines; hosiery, shoes, textiles.

Exports partners: Russia 32.9%, Italy 12.7%, Romania 10.6%, Ukraine 9.5%, Belarus 6.7%, Germany 4.5% (2005)

Imports partners: Ukraine 20.9%, Russia 11.7%, Romania 11.2%, Germany 8.3%, Italy 6.6%, Turkey 4.1% (2005)

Currency: Moldovan Leu (MDL)


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Official Sites of Moldova

Republica Moldova
Moldova's Government site.

President of the Republic of Moldova
Official website of the President (in Moldovan and Russian)

Parlamentul Republicii Moldova
Parliament of the Republic of Moldova.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration
Official website of the ministry with information about the Ministry, Foreign Policy, European Integration and Consular Information.

Diplomatic Missions
Diplomatic Missions of Moldova Abroad
Address list of Moldova's Diplomatic Missions abroad.
Foreign Diplomatic Missions accredited in Moldova
Address list of Foreign Diplomatic Missions in Moldova.

National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova
Moldova in figures.

Serviciul Hidrometeorologic de Stat
State Hydrometeorological Service.


Map of Moldova
Political Map of Moldova.
Google Earth Google Earth Moldova
Searchable map and satellite view of Moldova.
Google Earth Google Earth Chisinau
Searchable map and satellite view of Moldova's capital.
Map of Europe
Political Map of Europe.



News Agencies
English-language pages
National News Agency.

Daily news (in Moldovan).
Latest News from Moldova (in Moldovan).

The Tiraspol Times
Transnistria news.

Moldovan news in Russian-language
Kommersant Moldoviy
Komsomolskaya Pravda
Nezavisimaya Moldova

Independent Journalism Center
Focus the development of news media in Moldova.

State run TV station.

TeleRadio Moldova
State run Radio Moldova.


Arts & Culture

The first ArtTV in Moldova.

Centrul pentru Arta Contemporana
The Center for Contemporary Art, Chisinau provides information about Artists fom Moldova.

Getting famous in Moldova.
Portal site for Moldovan photographer.

Cultural Portal for painters, writers and singers.

Zdob si Zdub
Moldovan musical band.


Business & Economy

Banca Nationala a Moldovei (BNM)
National Bank of Moldova.
Bursa de Valori a Moldovei
Moldova Stock Exchange.

Camera de Comert si Industrie a RM
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Molödova.
Moldova Trade Point
Doing business in Moldova - site offers official Business information.
National Agency for Attracting Investment
ANAI provides information about the privatisation process for investment in Moldova.
Business portal of Moldova.

Yellow pages of Moldova

Air Moldova International

Moldova State Railway

Destination Moldova - Travel and Tour Guides

Discover Moldova: accommodation, hotels, attractions, festivals, events, tourist boards, biking, skiing, hiking, climbing, cruising, diving, tours and much more.
Official site of the National Tourism Agency.

A Guide to Chisinau and Moldova
Information about Chisinau and Moldova.
Virtual Kishinev
Another guide to Chisinau and Moldova.

About Moldova & Kishinev
A guide to Moldava.
A Moldova information portal, with recent news and country information.
Internet portal with information about Moldova.

Moldova Photo Gallery
Collection of Moldova-related photos.

Visit PMR
Travel Guide and information about Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublica (Transnistria).

Saharna Monastery
The Saint Trinity Monastery in Saharna, the biggest center for religious pilgrimages in Moldova.
Welcome Moldova
Comprehensive guide to Moldava with news, policy, economy and culture.

 NEW  Hotels in Moldava
Find a Hotel in Moldava.

Travel and Tour Consumer Information


Academy of Sciences of Moldova
Official website of the academy.

Universitatea de Stat din Moldova
Official website of the State University founded in 1946.
TUM - Technical University of Moldova
The only higher technical educational institution in Moldava founded in 1964.

Environment & Nature

BIOTICA Ecological Society
Society for Scientists and Citizens for Environmental Solutions.
The Regional Environmental Center-Moldova.

Geological monuments
Geomorphological zones of Moldova.


Moldova History
Overview of Moldova's history.

Transnistrian conflict
Conflict in the Eastern part of the Republic of Moldova.


 Moldova Internet Resources
Moldovan web directory also in English and Russian

Yellow pages of Moldova

Additional Information about Moldova

BBC News Country Profile: Moldova
Background Notes: Moldova
Open Directory Project: Moldova
REENIC Local Navigator-- Moldova
Wikipedia: Moldova
The World Factbook -- Moldova

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Declaration of Human Rights

Article I
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 2
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.