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Moldova, an Eastern European country and former Soviet republic, has varied terrain including forests, rocky hills and vineyards. Its wine regions include Nistreana, known for reds, and Codru, home to some of the world’s largest cellars. Capital Chi?in?u has Soviet-style architecture and the National Museum of History, exhibiting art and ethnographic collections that reflect cultural links with neighboring Romania.

Languages: Moldovan (official, virtually the same as the Romanian language), Russian, Gagauz (a Turkish dialect)

 

Ethnic Groups: Moldovan/Romanian 78.2%, Ukrainian 8.4%, Russian 5.8%, Gagauz 4.4%, Bulgarian 1.9%, other 1.3%

 

Belief Systems: Eastern Orthodox 98%, Jewish 1.5%, Baptist and other 0.5%

 

Demographics:

 

Population: 3.47 million people (World Rank: 132nd) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 274 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 107th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: -0.671 %/yr (World Rank: 237th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 68.9 years (World Rank: 158th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 35.2 years (World Rank: 54th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Moldova
Map from the Cartographic Division of the United Nations

United Nations Country Profile for Moldova

Moldova - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress profile of Moldova

Wikipedia Entry for Moldova

Current News in Moldova

Moldova - Facts and Information 1
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Moldova

Moldova - Facts and Information 2
The World Factbook Entry for Moldova

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Moldova 1
from travelnotes.org

Traveling to Moldova 2

Events in Moldova

Travel Guide for Moldova
Wikitravel Entry for Moldova

Language Resources:

Romanian language, alphabet, and pronunciation
from omniglot.com

Romanian Language Games
from digitaldialects.com

Learn Romanian Online

Learn Romanian Online 2
from mylanguages.org

Government Related:

Embassy of Moldova
in Washington D.C.

Government Websites of Moldova
Directory of government Websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger


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