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About Moldova in detail
Where is Moldova?
Moldova, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 47 00 N 28 51 E otherwise in Europe, in Eastern Europe, northeast of Romania.
What is the capital city of Moldova?
The capital city of Moldova is Chisinau in Romanian (Chișinău).
What is the time in Chisinau in Romanian?
It is 7 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Chisinau in Romanian is: UTC+2.
What is the Internet code for Moldova?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Moldova is: .md
What is the size of Moldova?
The territory of Moldova is total: 33,851 sq km; land: 32,891 sq km, water: 960 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Moldova is slightly larger than Maryland.
If we would like to walk around and discover Moldova, we can do that by covering a distance of total: 1,885 km.
What is the water coverage of Moldova?
We have already mentioned on this website, that what percentage of Moldova is covered by water (see below), and this includes 0 km (landlocked country) coastline.
What is the climate like in Moldova?
The climate of Moldova is moderate winters, warm summers.
Geographical data of Moldova
The elevation of Moldova; mean elevation: 139 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Dniester (Nistru) 2 m, highest point: Dealul Balanesti 430 m.
The typical geographical details of Moldova include rolling steppe, gradual slope south to Black Sea.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Moldova is landlocked country; well endowed with various sedimentary rocks and minerals including sand, gravel, gypsum, and limestone.
Resources and land use of Moldova
The country’s main mined products are lignite, phosphorites, gypsum, limestone, arable land. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 74.9%; arable land 55.1%; permanent crops 9.1%; permanent pasture 10.7%; forest: 11.9%; other: 13.2% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Moldova
The number of inhabitants of Moldova is 3,510,485 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that pockets of agglomeration exist throughout the country, the largest being in the center of the country around the capital of Chisinau, followed by Tiraspol and Balti.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 45% of the total population (2015).
Most of the population in Moldova is concentrated in CHISINAU (capital) 725,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Moldova
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Moldovan 75.8%, Ukrainian 8.4%, Russian 5.9%, Gagauz 4.4%, Romanian 2.2%, Bulgarian 1.9%, other 1%, unspecified 0.4% (2004 estimate). Note: internal disputes with ethnic Slavs in the Transnistrian region.
Spoken languages in Moldova
The spoken languages in Moldova are the following: Moldovan 58.8% (official language; virtually the same as the Romanian language), Romanian 16.4%, Russian 16%, Ukrainian 3.8%, Gagauz 3.1% (a Turkish language), Bulgarian 1.1%, other 0.3%, unspecified 0.4% (2004 estimate). Note: represents language usually spoken.
What are the most important religions in Moldova?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Orthodox 93.3%, Baptist 1%, other Christian 1.2%, other 0.9%, atheist 0.4%, none 1%, unspecified 2.2% (2004 estimate).
Further population data of Moldova
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 18.03% (male 326,244 / female 306,543) 15-24 years: 12.87% (male 233,694 / female 218,189) 25-54 years: 43.55% (male 768,933 / female 760,002) 55-64 years: 13.36% (male 214,852 / female 254,224) 65 years and over: 12.19% (male 165,811 / female 261,993) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Moldova is -1.04% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Moldova the birth rate is 11.8 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 12.6 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Moldova, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best-case scenario, although the birth of the children postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Moldova, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Moldova are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 10.3% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Moldova
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Despite recent progress, Moldova remains one of the poorest countries in Europe. With a moderate climate and productive farmland, Moldova’s economy relies heavily on its agriculture sector, featuring fruits, vegetables, wine, and tobacco. Moldova also depWith few natural energy resources, Moldova imports almost all of its energy supplies from Russia and Ukraine. Moldova’s dependence on Russian energy is underscored by a more than $5 billion debt to Russian natural gas supplier Gazprom, largely the resultThe government’s stated goal of EU integration has resulted in some market-oriented progress. Moldova experienced better than expected economic growth in 2014 due to increased agriculture production, to economic policies adopted by the Moldovan governmentOver the longer term, Moldova’s economy remains vulnerable to corruption, political uncertainty, weak administrative capacity, vested bureaucratic interests, higher fuel prices, Russian political and economic pressure, and unresolved separatism in Moldova.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics based on it. GDP in Moldova is $6.65 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Moldova is 2% (2016 estimate) -0.5% (2015 estimate) 4.8% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy; remember in 2015, when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Moldova this is $5,200 (2016 estimate) $5,100 (2015 estimate) $5,100 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Moldova produces?
The main agricultural products of Moldova are vegetables, fruits, grapes, grain, sugar beets, sunflower seeds, tobacco; beef, milk; wine.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are sugar, vegetable oil, food processing, agricultural machinery; foundry equipment, refrigerators and freezers, washing machines; hosiery, shoes, textiles. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on sugar, vegetable oil, food processing, agricultural machinery; foundry equipment, refrigerators and freezers, washing machines; hosiery, shoes, textiles.
Drinking water source in Moldova
It is important to mention, that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 96.9% of the population, rural: 81.4% of the population, total: 88.4% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 3.1% of the population, rural: 18.6% of the population, total: 11.6% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Moldova
In Moldova, the average number of delivery is 1.56 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Moldova
The average age of the population is total: 36.3 years; male: 34.5 years, female: 38.3 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Moldova it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age, when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Moldova is -9.5 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Moldova. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 10 years.
Is Moldova a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Moldova
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Moldova density of the hospital beds is 6.2 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Moldova the N/A.
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Moldova the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Moldova is 15.7% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Moldova? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Moldova are landslides.
More interesting facts about Moldova
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; Part of Romania during the interwar period, Moldova was incorporated into the Soviet Union at the close of World War II. Although the country has been independent from the USSR since 1991, Russian forces have remained on Moldovan territory east of the Nistru River supporting the breakaway region of Transnistria, composed of a Slavic majority population (mostly Ukrainians and Russians), but with a sizable ethnic Moldovan minority. Europe’s poorest economy, Moldova became the first former Soviet state to elect a communist, Vladimir VORONIN, as its president in 2001. VORONIN served as Moldova’s president until he resigned in September 2009. Four Moldovan opposition parties then formed a new coalition, the Alliance for European Integration (AEI), iterations of which acted as Moldova’s governing coalitions over the next several years. In May 2013, two of the original AEI parties and a splinter group from a third re-formed a ruling coalition called the Pro-European Coalition. The Moldovan Government in summer 2014 signed and ratified an Association Agreement with the EU, advancing the Coalition’s policy priority of EU integration. Following the country’s most recent legislative election in November 2014, the three pro-European parties that entered Parliament won a total of 55 of the body’s 101 seats. Infighting among coalition members led to prolonged legislative gridlock and political instability, as well as the collapse of two governments, all ruled by pro-European coalitions centered around the Liberal Democratic Party (PLDM) and the Democratic Party (PDM). A political impasse ended in January 2016 when a new parliamentary majority led by PDM, joined by defectors from the Communists and PLDM, supported Pavel FILIP as prime minister.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Moldova: 27 August 1991 (from the Soviet Union).
The flag and other symbols of Moldova
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, 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 in its right talons and a yellow scepter in its left talons; on its breast is a shield divided horizontally red over blue with a stylized aurochs head, star, rose, and crescent all in black-outlined yellow; based on the color scheme of the flag of Romania – with which Moldova shares a history and culture – but Moldova’s blue band is lighter; the reverse of the flag does not display any coat of arms. Note: one of only three national flags that differ on their obverse and reverse sides – the others are Paraguay and Saudi Arabia.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The primary purpose of the anthem is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Moldova: aurochs (a type of wild cattle); national colors: blue, yellow, red.
Constitution of Moldova
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Moldova?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Moldova is a civil law system with Germanic law influences; Constitutional Court review of legislative acts.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Moldova, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Parliament (101 seats; members directly elected in a single, nationwide constituency by proportional representation vote to serve 4-year terms)elections: last held on 30 November 2014 (next to be held in November 2018)election results: percent of vote by party – PSRM 20.5%, PLDM 20.2%, PCRM 17.5%, PDM 15.8%, PL 9.7%, other 16.3%; seats by party – PSRM 25, PLDM 23, PCRM 21, PDM 19, PL 13.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Moldova
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Moldova the labor force is 1.253 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Moldova is total: 12.3 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 14.1 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 10.3 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Moldova is 6.3% (2016 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Moldova, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 3.3% highest 10%: 26% (2010 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Moldova, the GINI index is .28,5 (2013).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Moldova, the people living under the poverty line are the lowest 10%: 3.3% highest 10%: 26% (2010 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Moldova
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. The budget of Moldova is; revenues: $2.297 billion, expenditures: $2.456 billion. Note: National Public Budget (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 34.5% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Moldova is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Moldova
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 7.4% (2016 estimate), 9.7% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 15% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Moldova
Moldova, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Moldova is: $1.45 billion (2016 estimate), $1.507 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: foodstuffs, textiles, machinery.
The most important imported products are mineral products and fuel, machinery and equipment, chemicals, textiles, and the countries from where the import is coming: Russia 22.7%, Romania 18.1%, Ukraine 11.5%, Germany 7%, Italy 4.8%, Turkey 4.4% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Moldova
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Moldova, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy coming from the hydroelectric source, is 3.6% of total installed capacity (2013 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 0% of total installed capacity (2013 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Moldova, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Moldova; the mobile market has extended the reach of service to outside the cities and across most of the countrydomestic: competition among mobile telephone providers has spurred subscriptions; little interest in expanding fixed-line service; mobile-cellular teledensity exceeds 100 per 100 persons international: country code – 373; service through Romania and Russia via landline; satellite earth stations – at least 3 (Intelsat, Eutelsat, and Intersputnik) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Moldova
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Moldova: 7 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Moldova: total: 9,352 km, paved: 8,835 km, unpaved: 517 km (2012).
The total length of the waterways in Moldova: 558 km (in public use on Danube, Dniester and Prut rivers) (2011).
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Facts & data about Moldova
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Moldova, conventional short form: Moldova, local long form: Republica Moldova, local short form: Moldova, former: Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic, Moldovan Soviet Socialist Republic, etymology: named for the Moldova River in neighboring eastern Romania.
|Abbrevation: Moldova||Geographic coordinates:
47 00 N, 29 00 E
|Country location: Europe|
|Capital of Moldova: Chisinau in Romanian||GPS of the Capital:
47 00 N 28 51 E
|Position: Eastern Europe, northeast of Romania|
|Land area: total: 33,851 sq km; land: 32,891 sq km, water: 960 sq km||Terrain: rolling steppe, gradual slope south to Black Sea
||Area comparative: slightly larger than Maryland|
|Population: 3,510,485 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: -1.04% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.07 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.01 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.85 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.62 male(s) / female, total population: 0.95 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $1.45 billion (2016 estimate), $1.507 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $3.45 billion (2016 estimate), $3.595 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Russia 22.7%, Romania 18.1%, Ukraine 11.5%, Germany 7%, Italy 4.8%, Turkey 4.4% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 45% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): CHISINAU (capital) 725,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 36.3 years; male: 34.5 years, female: 38.3 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 1.768 million. Percent of the population: 49.8% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 1,202,466. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 34 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 3.713 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 105 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 6.3% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Moldovan(s) adjective: Moldovan||National holidays: Independence Day, 27 August (1991)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 70.7 years. Male: 66.9 years, female: 74.8 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.56 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 11.8 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 99.4%; male: 99.7%, female: 99.1% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system with Germanic law influences; Constitutional Court review of legislative acts||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: sugar, vegetable oil, food processing, agricultural machinery; foundry equipment, refrigerators and freezers, washing machines; hosiery, shoes, textiles||Industrial production growth rate: 3.5% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 2% (2016 estimate) -0.5% (2015 estimate) 4.8% (2014 estimate)|
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