Moldova

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Moldova on World Map

Continent – Europe

Region – Eastern Europe

Size – 33,851 km²

Geography – rolling steppes

Language – Moldovan 58.8%, Romanian 16.4%, Russian 16% Ukranian 3.1%, Gagauz 3.1%, other 2.6%

Religion – Orthodox 93.3%, Christian 2.2%, other 4.5%

Monetary Unit – Moldovan leu

     Natural Resources – lignite, phosphorites, gypsum, limestone, arable land

Agriculture – vegetables, fruits, grapes, grain, sugar beets, sunflower seeds, tobacco; beef, milk; wine

Industry – sugar, vegetable oil, food processing, agricultural machinery; foundry equipment, refrigerators and freezers, washing machines; hosiery, shoes, textiles

Map of Moldova

Neighbouring Countries – Ukraine, Romania

Population –  2,091,719 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 0.21%

Average Life Expectancy – 75.8

Capital City – Skopje (501,000)

Highest Mountain – Dealul Balanesti (430 m)

Longest River – Dniester (1,362 km)

Climate – Continental – cold winters – -4°C to 4°C and warm summers 20°C to 25°C

Yearly Rainfall – 50 cm (approx)

Plant Life – wild cherry, walnut, beech, feather grass, sheep fescue, thorn, bluegrass, silver linden, elm, sycamore, Norway maple, dogwood, oak, ivy

Animal Life – wild boar, wild pig, horses, badger, stone and pine marten, weasel, ermine, ferret, fox, squirrel, garden and forest dormouse, hamster, hare, lizard, snake, turtles

Bird Life – lark, jay, blackbird, song thrush, hawks, eagle owl, vulture, swan, pelican

Fish Life – bream, pike, carp, goldfish

 

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Moldova. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/moldova.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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