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Where is Moldova?

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Located in the continent of Europe, Moldova covers 32,891 square kilometers of land and 960 square kilometers of water, making it the 141st largest nation in the world with a total area of 33,851 square kilometers.

Moldova became an independent state in 1991, after gaining its sovereignty from Turkey. The population of Moldova is 3,656,843 (2012) and the nation has a density of 111 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Moldova is the Moldovan Leu (MDL). As well, the people of Moldova are refered to as Moldovan.

The dialing code for the country is 373 and the top level internet domain for Moldovan sites is .md.

Moldova shares land borders with 2 countries: Romania, Ukraine.

To learn more, visit our detailed Moldova section.

Quick facts

Population 3,656,843
Density 111.2 / km2 ( 288.0 / mi2 )
Language Romanian
Independence Year 1991
Capital Chisinau (Chisinau)
Currency Moldovan Leu
GDP 7,944,184,930 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 2,172 (2014 data)
Land Area 32,891 km2 (12,699 mi2)
Water Area 960 km2 (371 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Ukraine, Romania
Minimum Longitude 26.620
Maximum Longitude 30.160
Mininum Latitude 45.460
Maximum Latitude 48.490

What is the capital of Moldova?

map showing the location of Moldova
Location of Chisinau on a map.

Chisinau is the capital city of Moldova. It has a population of 635,994, and is located on a latitue of 47.01 and longitude of 28.86.

Chisinau is also the political center of Moldova, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Chisinau, the Capital Of Moldova

City Chisinau
Country Moldova
Population 635,994
Longitude 28.85750000
Latitude 47.00556000
Elevation 55 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.