Guide to Moldova
Moldova which official name is Republic of Moldova or Moldova, is a country from Europe located at the Eastern Europe, northeast of Romania. Moldova with 1,389 km sq km, limits with: Romania 450 km, Ukraine 939 km; and is divided in 32 raions . Moldova's capital is Chisinau which is the most populated city with about 0 inhabitants.
History of Moldova
Moldova's government is republic; a Republic with a Executive government type, with President Vladimir Voronin as head of state and Prime Minister Vasile Tarlev as head of government.
Other symbols of Moldova are Moldovan anthem "Limba Noastra (Our Language) Moldovan flag.Moldovan flag is composed by same color scheme as Romania - three equal vertical bands of blue (hoist side), yellow, and red; emblem in center of flag is of a Roman eagle of gold outlined in black with a red beak and talons carrying a yellow cross in its beak and a green olive branch.
Moldova's history is quite long: Formerly part of Romania, Moldova was incorporated into the Soviet Union at the close of World War II. Although independent from the USSR since 1991, Russian forces have remained on Moldovan territory east of the Dniester River supporting the Slavic major
Moldova has an area of 33,843Km ,with a coastline of 0, this great area is composed by 33,371 sq km of land and 472 sq km of water. Moldovan geography is known by it's rolling steppe, gradual slope south to Black Sea . This makes Moldovan's land specially proclive to landslides (57 cases in 1998).
Guide to travel to Moldova
If you are thinking on traveling to Moldova, you will have to take in consideration some points like Moldova's currency, Moldova's weather, Moldova's national holiday and Moldova's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. Moldova`s currency is called leu ( 0
Moldova's weather is characterized to be moderate winters, warm summers. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to Moldova.
You can also consider to visit Moldova on it's national holiday to get in Moldova's culture. If you do so, Moldova's national holiday is called Independence Day, 27 August.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of Moldova: Dealul Balanesti 430 m. And try also to get to Moldova's lowest point: Dniester River 2 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit Moldova's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to Moldova, with more than 12 airports and 2 airlines, you will get to Moldova without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. Moldova has about1,138 of railways, and also424 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
Moldova is known by Moldovans as Republica Moldova or Moldova in the shortened way. Moldovan, about 4,320,490 people, are composed by different ethnics: Moldovan/Romanian 78.2%, Ukrainian 8.4%, Russian 5.8%, Gagauz 4.4%, Bulgarian 1.9%, other 1.3% (2004 census). And they also have different languages: Romanian, Moldovan.
Another relevant point nowadays it's Moldova's religion. Moldovans are divided in Eastern Orthodox 98%, Jewish 1.5%, Baptist and other 0.5% (2000).
Videos of Moldova
See some viedos of Moldova's places and tourism before choosing your vacations destination.
Latest News of Moldova
|Kerry visits Western-leaning Moldova to show support
By David Brunnstrom CHISINAU (Reuters) - John Kerry, the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Moldova in more than two decades, pledged on Wednesday to support the former Soviet republic's pro-Western moves in the face of Russian pressure. Kerry opted to make his brief stop after Moldova and another former Soviet republic, Georgia, initialed agreements on closer ties with the European Union ...
|Russian media deride Kerry visit to Moldova
U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry paid a whirlwind, four-hour visit to Moldova on Wednesday, the first time America's top diplomat dropped by the former Soviet republic in more than 20 years.
|Why John Kerry Wants You to Drink Moldovan Wine
John Kerry was in Moldova today, among other reasons to promote its wine. As the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Moldova since James Baker went there in 1992, Kerry toured a winery and sampled its wares, unveiling a new label that will adorn...
|US toasts stronger ties with former Soviet state
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Between diplomatic headaches in Afghanistan and the Mideast, John Kerry spent happy hour Wednesday praising a wine-producing but poor Eastern European nation for resisting Russia's grasp.
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