ABOUT MOLDOVA

Moldova is a small country in Eastern Europe. Its rich soil and temperate continental climate with warm summers and mild winters have made the country one of the most productive agricultural regions since ancient times, and a major supplier of agricultural products in southeastern Europe. Moldova’s fertile soil produces fruits, vegetables and grain products and one of the most important industries of the country is wine - making, for which Moldova is known far beyond its borders. For many years, wine-making in Moldova was the basic occupation of the population.

 

General information

Calling code
+373
Time zone
GMT+2
Electricity
220V, 50Hz
Internet domain
.md
Emergency number
112

Weather forecast

North
25° Center
24° South

Moldovan Leu

USD
17.37
EUR
20.41
GBP
22.89
RUB
0.3

Official name

Republic of Moldova, abbreviated as RM or R.M

Neighboring countries

Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east and south

The area

33.8 thousand km2. Moldova’s territory is 350 km long from North to South and 150 km from West to East.

Description

Moldova is a landlocked state. Nevertheless, it has an access point to the Danube on a stretch of 430 meters at the country’s southernmost point (Giurgiulesti), which provides potential access to the Black Sea as well.

Form of state government

Republic of Moldova is a parliamentary republic with a president as head of the state and a prime minister as head of the government.

Diplomacy

Moldova is a member of the United Nations Organization, European Council, Partnership for Peace, WTO, OSCE, GUAM, CIS, BSEC and other international organizations. Republic of Moldova aspires to join the European.

Population

3 557 634 inhabitants (excluding Transnistria region) – 2014 year estimation

Capital city

Chisinau municipality (804 476 inhabitants). Largest cities Balti, Soroca, Orhei, Cahul, Tiraspol

Official language

Romanian, however Ukrainian, Russian, Gagauz, Bulgarian are also widely spoken.

Airports

Main airport – Chisinau International Airport. International airport code KIV

Accepted credit cards

Most all type of credit cards is accepted, very limited number of ATM’s will accept ‘chip and pin’ cards. The Moldovan economy is traditionally cash-driven, you may not always be able to pay by card (particularly outside of the capital city Chisinau).

Other country development indicators

Country GDP $ 7.94 billion (2015)

Minimum monthly wage on economy $ 95 (2015)

Average monthly wage on economy $225 (2015)

Visa regime

None for the EU, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and CIS member states. Get the latest information on  the official web-page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Moldova.  

Some curiosities about Moldova are available on our Blog.

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