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flag Moldova Moldova: Introduction

Capital: Chisinau


Total Population: 3,552,000
Natural Increase: -0.1%
Density: 124 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 45.1%
Population of main cities: Chisinau (674,500); Balti (144,900); Tiraspol (133,807); Tighina (91,882); Rîbnit (47,949)
Ethnic Origins: About 76% Moldovan, 8% Ukrainian, 6% Russian, 4% Gagauz, 2% Romanian, 2% Bulgarian and 2% other.
Official Language: Moldovan (Romanian)
Other Languages Spoken: Russian and Ukrainian are spoken widely.  There is a limited knowledge of English, French and Italian as these are taught as a second language.
Business Language(s): Business languages are Russian and English.
Religion: The majority of the population is Orthodox (98%) with a minority of Catholics (0.5%).
Literacy Rate: 99.1%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Chisinau

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Moldovan Leu (MDL)

Country Overview

Area: 33,850 km²
Type of State: Republic state based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: Lower middle income economy, country undergoing changes, Land-locked Developing Country..
Energy dependancy in relation to Russian gas; significant underground economy.
HDI*: 0.693/1
HDI (World Rank): 107/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.



Low: -12°  |  High: -8°

Humidity: 77%  |  Wind: 40.23 km/h
Sunrise: 6:44 am  |  Sunset: 5:51 pm

Source: Yahoo Weather, Chisinau


Telephone Code:
To call from Moldova, dial 00
To call Moldova, dial +373
Internet Suffix: .md
Computers: 11.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 34.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 43.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 5,2135,4925,3173,9874,020
Exports of Goods (million USD) 2,1622,4282,3401,9672,045
Imports of Services (million USD) 877946968797835
Exports of Services (million USD) 9821,0981,0939421,047

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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Last Updates: November 2017