Situated in Eastern Europe, this multi-ethnic country is landlocked by vast steppes rich in natural resources and minerals. With people arriving from different ethnicities the country has four spoken languages: Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, and Gagauz. They hold a collection of museums of the fine arts and the skills. Also, they are passionate with their wine in which they also have the world’s biggest wine collection and wine cellar more than a hundred kilometers long. The majority of the people are Orthodox Christians; they also have old monasteries, some dating back to the 13th century. This peaceful and quiet country is a popular place for relaxing activities like biking and kayaking.
Important and Interesting Facts about Republic of Moldova
- Moldova is a European country that stands landlocked in the continent’s eastern part. It stands surrounded by Romania in the west and Ukraine in the north, east and south.
- If you wish to see the largest cave of the world, it is situated in Criva, Moldova which has the longest path underground and is a must visit cave.
- Wine is exported in large quantities in the state of Molsova and rates to be the largest exporter of the world. Almost half of the population is involved in the process of making wine and viticulture.
- The cave “Emil Racovita” in Criva is the 8th largest cave on the planet.
- Moldova is slightly larger than the state of Maryland with a total area of 33,843 sq km (13,067 sq mi)
- Moldova consists mostly of a hilly plain that is cut by deep valleys with many rivers and streams. The terrain slopes gradually southward. The Codri Hills run through the center of the country and contain the nation’s highest point of Mount Balanesti, at 430 meters (1,410 feet). The lowest point is along the Dniester River, with an elevation of 2 meters (6.6 feet)
- The region that is now Moldova (also called Bessarabia) has historically been inhabited by a largely Romanian speaking population. the region was part of the larger Romanian principality of Moldova in the 18th century.
- Chisinau is the capital and the largest city of Moldova. Located in the middle of the country, on the river Bic, Chisinau, is the main industrial commercial center of the country.
- There are more than 40 parks in Moldova (old arrangements of different tree species, exotic plants and lakes) from which 20 are in good repair.
- One of the smallest countries of the region of Eastern Europe. Despite its small size, it has 2 autonomous regions. Transnistria and Gagauza, self proclaimed independent regions.
- There are 30 monasteries (some of them dating back to 15th century) and wood churches.
Cool, Funny, and Fun Facts about Republic of Moldova
- Vine growing and wine making in Moldova counts almost 5000 years.
- Strong Drinks Museum in Tirnauca Village, is the largest building in the world in the shape of a bottle. (28m.)
- The Milestii Mici’s wine collection of 1.5 million bottles has been included in the Guinness World Records at the category The largest Quality Wine Collection in the World.
- The second official language of Gagauzia, situated in the south of Moldova, is dying out language, with only 2000000 speakers.
- Out of 152 countries included in the ranking of Internet access speed, Moldova is on the 3rd place.
- The oldest oak tree here is 600 years old.
- Moldovians consume the highest amount of alcohol in the world per capital. Total recorded adult alcohol consumption is approximately evenly split between spirits, beer and wine.
- Moldova birth rate is 13 births/1,000 population .
- Congaz is the largest village in Europe.
- Moldova is the country where :Where the average salary per month is 277 US dollars and imagine soon everyone will have the unique chance to purchase a Ferrari as a few models will be imported in Moldova,..
- Moldova is the country Where men consider marrying women that can cook Borsch, because of course this is the best quality of a human being, forget about kindness, wisdom, BORSCH is the key to a man’s heart.
Historical and Cultural Facts about Republic of Moldova
- Most of what is now Moldova was the independent principality of Moldovia in the 14th century. In the 16th century, it came under Ottoman Turkish rule.
- Moldova became part of the Russian Empire, under the name Bessarabia, in the year 1812.
- Bessarabia joined Romania in 1917-1918, after the Russian Empire was dissolved. In 1940, the Soviet Union occupied Bessarabia. Later, it was split between the Ukranian SSR and the newly-created Moldovian SSR.
- Part of Romania during the interwar period, Moldova was incorporated into the Soviet Union at the close of World War II.
- Moldova was occupied by Romania and Germany from 1941-1944.
- The national sport of Moldova is Trânta which is a tyoe of wrestling, but the most popular sport within the country is football (soccer).
- Moldova gained independence from the USSR on 27th August 1991.
- Before the Second World War, most part of Moldova was under Romania and about two-thirds of the entire populations speaks fluent Romanian.
- The biggest animal that ever lived on this teritory is “Denoterium”, a breed of what is known to be like an elephant. The animal’s skeleton is now preserved in the ethnographic museum and is considered to be the second biggest in Europe.
- Moldovan cuisine is similar to neighboring Romania, and has been influenced by elements of Russian, Turkish, and Ukranian cuisine. Main dishes include beef, pork, potatoes, cabbage and a variety of cereals.
- Speaking of Latin script and languages, Moldovan is Romanian – sort of. In 1939 the language’s alphabet was converted to Cyrillic, a move by the Soviets to distinguish (and divide) the Moldovan ethnic group from Romanians. Shortly after Communism fell in 1989, the Moldovan government passed a law switching the alphabet back to Latin script. Moldovans themselves though are still roughly split as to whether they speak “Moldovan” or Romanian.