Location: Eastern Europe
Time zone: CET + 1
Total area: 33,851 km²
Land area: 32,891 km²
Water area: 960 km²
Length of the state border: 1,390 km
Ukraine: 940 km
Romania: 450 km
Coastline: 0 km
Capital: Chișinău (Chisinau)
Anenii Noi, Balti, Basarabeasca, Bender, Briceni, Cahul, Cantemir, Calarasi, Causeni, Chisinau, Cimislia, Criuleni, Donduseni, Drochia, Dubasari, Edinet, Falesti, Floresti, Gagauzia, Glodeni, Hincesti, I Nisporeni, Ocnita, Orhei, Rezina, Riscani, Singerei, Soldanesti, Soroca, Stefan-Voda, Stinga Nistrului (Transnistria), Straseni, Taraclia, Telenesti, Ungheni
Electric current: 220 V / 50 Hz
Telephone code: 00 373 (Source: Allcitycodes)
Highest point: Dealul Balanesti 430 m
Population: approx. 3.6 million residents (Countryaah, 2021)
Population growth: -1% per year
Population density (residents per km²): 106
Life expectancy: 66 (male), 74 (female)
Official language: Moldavian (Romanian)
- 93% Orthodox
- 7% other
During the summer it is pleasantly warm, with temperatures around 25 ° C.
In winter it can get very cold (often below 0 ° C). There is quite a lot of snowfall.
Currency / finance
Currency unit: Moldovan Leu (MDL)
Classification: 1 Leu = 100 Bani
ATMs: There are individual ATMs in the larger cities.
International credit cards: These are accepted in larger hotels and shops.
Regulations: There is no limit to the amount of foreign currencies that can be imported. The export is limited to the amount declared upon import.
The local currency can be imported and exported up to an amount of 2,500 MDL.
You should not take your eyes off credit cards when using them. Copies of cards are repeatedly made for misuse.
The following may be carried duty-free:
- 200 cigarettes or 250 g tobacco
- 2 liters of alcoholic beverages
(Information applies to people aged 18 and over)
Tourists and people in transit can bring items of personal use with them duty-free.
The republic of Transnistria should be avoided when traveling. The government has no control whatsoever in the breakaway area. Entry and the numerous controls are very cumbersome on excursions.
It is forbidden to photograph military installations and important industrial and transport facilities.
Agriculture is the country’s main industry.
There are many other branches of industry, but these are not very economical by international standards.
As a result, Moldova has not yet been able to establish itself on the world market.
Industries: building materials, food production, light industry, mechanical engineering, metal processing, textiles
Natural resources: gypsum, agricultural land, phosphorus
- Land: 53%
- Grain cultivation: 14%
- Pasture area: 13%
- Forests: 13%
- other: 7%
Many decades ago, almost the entire land area was still forested.
Since the soil is very fertile and therefore very suitable for agriculture, huge areas have been cleared for their use.
Most of the wild animals have also been eradicated by the deconstruction of nature.
There are no longer any large wild animals. Only a few smaller animal species live in the lowlands and remaining forest areas.