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Quick Facts & Figures

Location: Eastern Europe, northeast of Romania

Country Name: Republic of Moldova (short: Moldova)

Capital City: Chisinau (Kishinev)

Independence: 27 August 1991 (from Soviet Union)

Nationality: Moldovan

Languages: Romanian, Russian, Gagauz (a Turkish dialect)

Official Currency: Moldovan Leu (MDL)

Currency Rate: $1 US = approx. 9.75 Lei; 1 EUR = approx. 15.5 Lei

Religions: Eastern Orthodox 98%, Jewish 1.5%, Baptsit and other 0.5% (2000)

Population: 4,324,450 (July 2008 est.)

Land Area: 33,371 sq km

Land Boundaries: Romania and Ukraine

Latitude/Longitude: 47º 00 N, 29º 00 E

Diplomatic Representation in the US:
Chief of Mission: Ambassador Nicolae CHIRTOACA chancery:
2101 S Street NW,
Washington, DC 20008
Telephone: [1] (202) 667-1130

Diplomatic Representation from the US:
Chief of Mission: Ambassador Michael D. KIRBY
Embassy: 103 Mateevici Street, Chisinau MD-2009
Mailing Address: use embassy street address
Telephone: [373] (22) 40-8300

Telephone System: GSM mobile-cellular telephone service; GPRS system is being introduced; a CDMA mobile telephone network began operations in 2007.

International Country Code: 373

Internet Country Code: .md

(Source: CIA - The World Factbook, Moldova - cia.gov)

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