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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.

Tourism Information...
Moldova
www.tourism.gov.md
The Best of Moldova...
Moldova's Most Popular Sights...

Here is a list of some of the most interesting and visited places. Cities or areas listed will always have more than just one thing see and do. With the popular cities or areas we list some of the best known, which should go on everyone’s, must see list when they visit.  

  • Chisinau
    • Denrarium Park
    • Stefan cel Mare Park
    • Triumphal Arch
    • Victory Memorial & Eternal Flame 

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Anenii Noi
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Basarabeasca
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Briceni
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Cahul
Cantemir
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Călărași
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Căușeni
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Cimișlia
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Criuleni
Dondușeni
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Drochia
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Dubăsari
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Edineț
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Fălești
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Florești
Glodeni
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Hîncești
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Ialoveni
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Leova
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Nisporeni
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Ocnița
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Orhei
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Rezina
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Rîșcani
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Sîngerei
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Soroca
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Strășeni
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Taraclia
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Ungheni

Country Information...
 
Capital Chisinau
Largest City Chisinau
Government Unitary parliamentary republic
Currency Moldovan leu (MDL)
Area total:33,846 km2  – ranked 138th
Population 3,510,485 (July 2016 est.)  ranked 133rd
Language Moldovan 58.8% (official; 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%
note: represents lanugage usually spoken (2004 est.)
Ethnic Groups Moldovan 75.8%, Ukrainian 8.4%, Russian 5.9%, Gagauz 4.4%, Romanian 2.2%, Bulgarian 1.9%, other 1%, unspecified 0.4%
note: internal disputes with ethnic Slavs in the Transnistrian region (2004 est.)
Religion Orthodox 93.3%, Baptist 1%, other Christian 1.2%, other 0.9%, atheist 0.4%, none 1%, unspecified 2.2% (2004 est.)
Electricity 230V, 50Hz (European plug)
Country code +373
Internet TLD md.
Time Zone EET (UTC+2) / Summer EEST (UTC+3)
Drives on the Right
Anthem Limba Noastră “Our Language”
President Igor Dodon
Prime Minister Ion Chicu
Holidays and Observances in Moldova in 2020
Date   Name Type
Jan 1 Wednesday New Year’s Day National holiday
Jan 7 Tuesday Orthodox Christmas Day National holiday, Orthodox
Jan 8 Wednesday Orthodox Christmas Day holiday National holiday, Orthodox
Feb 14 Friday Valentine’s Day Observance
Mar 1 Sunday Martisor (first day of spring) Observance
Mar 8 Sunday International Women’s Day National holiday
Mar 20 Friday March Equinox Season
Mar 29 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Apr 17 Friday Orthodox Good Friday Observance, Orthodox
Apr 18 Saturday Orthodox Holy Saturday Observance, Orthodox
Apr 19 Sunday Orthodox Easter Sunday National holiday, Orthodox
Apr 20 Monday Orthodox Easter Monday National holiday, Orthodox
Apr 27 Monday Memorial Day/Parents’ Day National holiday
Apr 27 Monday State Flag Day Observance
May 1 Friday International Day of Solidarity of Workers National holiday
May 9 Saturday Victory Day National holiday
May 9 Saturday Europe Day Observance
May 15 Friday Family Day Observance
May 22 Friday Bălți Day Local holiday
May 24 Sunday Dniester Day Observance
Jun 1 Monday International Children’s Day National holiday
Jun 5 Friday World Environment Day Observance
Jun 21 Sunday June Solstice Season
Jun 23 Tuesday Statehood Day Observance
Jul 29 Wednesday Constitution Day Observance
Aug 27 Thursday Independence Day National holiday
Aug 31 Monday Language Day National holiday
Sep 22 Tuesday September Equinox Season
Oct 3 Saturday Wine Day (Day 1) Observance
Oct 4 Sunday Wine Day (Day 2) Observance
Oct 14 Wednesday Chișinău Day Local holiday
Oct 25 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Oct 31 Saturday Halloween Observance
Nov 21 Saturday Cahul Day Local holiday
Dec 10 Thursday International Human Rights Day Observance
Dec 21 Monday December Solstice Season
Dec 24 Thursday Christmas Eve Observance
Dec 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday
Dec 31 Thursday New Year’s Eve Observance