flag Moldova Moldova: Introduction

Capital: Chisinau

Population

Total Population: 2,617,820
Natural Increase: -1.7%
Density: 91 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 42.8%
Population of main cities: Chișinău (532,600); Tiraspol (133,800); Bălți (98,000); Tighina (91,900); Rîbnit (48,000); Ungheni (30,800); Cahul (28,800); Dubăsari (25,100); Soroca (22,200); Orhei (21,100); Comrat (20,200)
Ethnic Origins: About 75% Moldovan, 7% Romanian, 7% Ukrainian, 4% Gagauzains, 4% Russian, 2% Bulgarian and 2% other. (National Bureau of Statistics of Moldova)
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:

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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.


Moldova

Telecommunication

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 20162017201820192020
Imports of Goods (million USD) 4,0204,8315,7605,8435,416
Exports of Goods (million USD) 2,0452,4252,7062,7792,485
Imports of Services (million USD) 8359011,0891,161859
Exports of Services (million USD) 1,0471,2141,4421,5121,250

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest Available Data

 

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