Bălţi facts for kids
Municipality of Bălţi (in red) in Moldova
|• City||78.00 km2 (30.12 sq mi)|
|• Urban||41.43 km2 (16.00 sq mi)|
|Elevation||59 m (194 ft)|
|• Density||1,909.9/km2 (4,947/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Area code(s)||+373 231 X-XX-XX|
|Licence plate||BL XX 000|
Bălţi is the third-largest city in the country of Moldova. It is the major city in the northern part of the country. During the Russian Empire (1812-1917), and later the Soviet era (1940-1990) the name was also spelled Beltsy, from its form in Russian. The city is 135 km north of the capital Chişinău, on the small river Răut, a branch of the Dniester (Nistru). It is located on a hilly landscape that, in the Middle Ages, was covered with forest. This forest has since been almost entirely cut down.
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Monument to Taras Shevchenko in Bălți
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