Looking to increase your knowledge of the countries of Europe? Feed your thirst with these fun facts about Moldova.
1. Where on Earth is Moldova, anyway?
2. Grab the compass!
Fancy an adventure? The coordinates for this beautiful country are 47.0000° N, 28.9167°
3. Nice, gentle slopes.
The terrain here is mostly rolling steppe (large, flat, grassland) with a gradual southern slope.
4. Moldova is tiny!
The total land area of Moldova is only 13,050 square miles (33,800 square kilometers).
5. It’s also fairly sparse.
Moldova’s population was 2.618 million in 2020… this means it’s less than half as densely populated as the UK!
6. What’s the capital of Moldova?
The capital is Chișinău; which covers an area of 47.5 square miles (123 square kilometers) and had a population of 669,694 in 2012.
7. Life expectancy in Moldova is impressive.
The average life span here is 71.9 years (2019).
8. The weather here isn’t bad at all.
Moldovans enjoy a moderate continental climate with moderate winters and warm summers.
9. It’s wine country!
Moldova boasts the largest wine collection in the world with more than 1.5 million bottles in a 34-mile underground cellar at the Milestii Mici winery!
Wine has been produced in this country for millennia, with evidence dating back at least 4,000 years!
10. What is Moldovan?
Despite formerly being a part of the Soviet Union, the official language of Moldova is Moldovan, which is actually based upon the Romanian language.
11. Get to the exchange!
Moldovan Leu is the official currency. Take lots of spending money if you’re heading here; there’s lots of wine to buy!
12. Here are some facts about Moldova’s industry.
Its industry consists of agricultural machinery, food processing, foundry equipment, and refrigerators. Moldova also exports wine, textiles, foodstuffs, and machinery.
13. Calling Moldova…
Want to call your friends in Moldova? You’ll need to use the international dialing code +373.
FAQs about Moldova
Is Moldova safe to visit?
On the whole, yes - there’s not much crime - but it tends to not be a big tourist destination!
Do people speak English in Moldova?
English is spoken in Moldova’s cities, but rarely elsewhere - so make sure to learn a mix of Romanian, Moldovan and Russian if you want to stay awhile.
Does it get cold in Moldova?
Yes - in fact, you’ll find temperatures in January average at around 25 F!
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