Moldova Population and cities
Countryaah website, Moldova has around 3.5 million residents.
The country's population consists of about 64.5% Moldovans (an ethnic
subgroup of the Romanians). Furthermore, 13.8% Ukrainians, 13% Russians, 3.5%
Gagauz (autonomous Turkic people in the extreme south of the country), 2%
Bulgarians and 1.5% Jews live in the country. There is also a small minority of
German descent in Moldova.
About 98% of Moldova's residents are Orthodox Christians. Another 1%
are Jews. There are also small minorities of Catholics, Baptists, and Jehovah's
The official language of the country is Moldavian, a Romanian dialect
that is also widespread in the east of Romania. (In contrast to Romania,
however, Cyrillic letters were used for the writing in Moldova during the Soviet
era, which is still the case in Transnistria today.) As a result of the 45 years
of Soviet rule, Russian is still the most widely spoken language in the
country. Ukrainian, Gagauz (a Turkic language) and other minority languages
are also used.
Capital, other cities
The capital of Moldova is Chişinău with around 723,500 residents.
Other larger cities are:
- Tiraspol with around 170,000 residents,
- Bălti with around 120,000 residents,
- Tighina with around 120,000 residents,
- Rîbniţa with around 60,000 residents,
- Cahul with around 40,000 residents.
Moldova borders two states:
- Romania with a length of 450 km
- Ukraine with a length of 939 km.
Defined by DigoPaul, Moldova is a landlocked country in south-eastern Europe, it lies between
Romania in the west and Ukraine in the north, east and south. The landscape is
mostly flat and hilly.
Area and land use
Moldova covers an area of 33,843 km².
- Fields and fields
Around 66% of the land is used as arable land or fields, especially for
growing wine, fruit, vegetables, tobacco, grain and sugar beet.
Moldova borders two states:
Romania with a length of 450 km
Ukraine with a length of 939 km.
Longitude and latitude
Moldova extends over the following geographical latitude (abbreviation Δφ)
and geographical longitude (abbreviation Δλ):
|Δφ = from 45 ° 30 'to 48 ° 30' north latitude
Δλ = from 26 ° 40 'to 030 ° 20' east longitude
You can find detailed information on this subject under Longitude and
For Moldova, the following value applies to Central European Time (CET). A
minus sign means that it is earlier there and a plus sign that it is later than
Further and detailed explanations of the time can be found under Time zones,
The highest point of the sun in Chişinău
Chişinău lies at a north latitude of around 47 °.
When the sun or its image point is at the northern tropic, i.e. at = 23.5 °,
summer begins in Chişinău, this is June 21. Then, for the highest position of
the sun at noon, according to Eq. 1 (see position of the sun):
47 ° = (90 ° - h) + 23.5 °
This is the highest level above the horizon (exactly: above the chimney) that
the sun occupies within the year in Chişinău.
The highest mountain or the highest elevation in Moldova is Monte
Balănesti with a height of 429 m.
The longest river in the country is the Dniester (Nistru) with a length
of 1,352 km. One of its tributaries is the Stryj with a length
of 232 km.
Another larger river is the Prut with a length of 953 km, it flows into
the Danube near the southern border of the country. Its main tributaries are Bîc,
Reut and Botna.
There are no larger lakes in Moldova.