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Republic of Moldova
Republica Moldova (Romanian)
Flag Coat of arms
Anthem: 
Limba Noastră
"Our Language"
Location of Moldova (green) and Transnistria (light green) in Europe.
Location of Moldova (green) and
Transnistria (light green) in Europe.
Capital
and largest city
Chișinău
Official languages Romanian a
Recognised regional languages Bulgarian, Gagauz, Ukrainian
Inter-ethnic
language
Russian
Demonym Moldovan
Government Unitary parliamentary republic
 -  President Nicolae Timofti
 -  Prime minister Pavel Filip
Legislature Parliament
Independence from the USSR
 -  Sovereignty declared 23 June 1990 
 -  Independence declared 27 August 1991b 
 -  Recognized 25 December 1991 
 -  Constitution adopted 29 July 1994 
Area
 -  Total 33,846 km2 (138th)
13,067 sq mi
 -  Water (%) 1.4
Population
 -  2014 estimate 2,913,281
(excluding Transnistria)
(133rd)
 -  2004 census 3,383,332
(excluding Transnistria)
3,938,679
(including Transnistria)
 -  Density 105/km2 (101st)
272/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
 -  Total $18.057 billion
 -  Per capita $5,082
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
 -  Total $6.084 billion
 -  Per capita $1,712
Gini (2010)  33.0
medium
HDI (2014) Increase 0.693
medium · 107th
Currency Leu (MDL)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 -  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Drives on the right
Calling code +373
Patron saint Saint George
Internet TLD .md
a. As determined by the Moldovan Declaration of Independence, which the Constitutional court of Moldova found to take precedence over Article 13 of the Constitution, which uses the name "Moldovan".
b. Date of proclamation. Independence subsequently finalized with the dissolution of the USSR in December 1991.

Moldova is a country in Eastern Europe. Its full name is the Republic of Moldova (Romanian: Republica Moldova, .) It used to be called Moldavia.

The official language in Moldova is the Moldovan language, which is very similar to the Romanian language. The capital of Moldova is Chișinău.

The Moldova economy's growth is around 7 per-cent, and has the third fastest growing economy of Europe. But in this respect the average monthly salary/wages are still low standing at only $243 USD. Moldova is an associated country for future membership in the EU.

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