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Moldova Geography

Moldova's Information

Flag of Moldova
Land Area 32,891 km2
Water Area 960 km2
Total Area 33,851km2 (#135)
Population 3,510,485 (#133)
Population Density 106.73/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $18.54 Billion
GDP Per Capita $5,200
Currency Leu (MDL)
Largest Cities

Moldova is hilly with a subtle slope south toward the Black Sea. Moldova has a relatively rugged topography, however elevations never reach beyond 430 m (1,411 ft) - which is the country's highest point, Balanesti Hill.

These hilly regions are part of the Moldavian Plateau, a part of the Carpathian Mountains. Accounting for much of the terrain along that plateau are steep forested slopes interlaced by valleys and ravines.

While the Dniester river forms only a small part of Moldova's border with the Ukraine, the Prut completely makes up the entire western border with Romania.

Other important rivers of note include the Nistru and Byk.

This page was last updated on November 21, 2017.

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