Europe

Moldova profile - Facts

  • 19 February 2015
  • From the section Europe
Moldova gained independence following the collapse of the Soviet Union
  • Population: 3.5 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Chisinau
  • Area: 33,800 sq km (13,050 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Romanian (called "Moldovan" in official documents), Russian
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 66 years (men), 73 years (women)
  • Monetary unit: 1 leu = 100 bani
  • Main exports: Foodstuffs, animal and vegetable products, textiles
  • GNI per capita: US $2,470 (World Bank, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .md
  • International dialling code: +373