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Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic

  • Република Молдовеняскэ

    Republica Moldovenească Nistreană

  • Приднестрóвская Молдáвская Респýблика (Russian)
    Pridnestrovskaya Moldavskaya Respublika

  • Придністровська Молдавська Республіка (Ukrainian)
    Prydnistrovska Moldavska Respublika
Flag of Transnistria
Emblem of Transnistria
Мы славим тебя, Приднестровье (Russian)
My slavim tebya, Pridnestrovye  (transliteration)
We sing the praises of Transnistria

Location of Transnistria
and largest city
Tiraspol Coat-of-Arms.gif Tiraspol
Official languages
Official scripts Cyrillic (Moldovan alphabet)
Ethnic groups
Government Semi-presidential republic
• President
Yevgeny Shevchuk
• Prime Minister
Tatiana Turanskaya
Legislature Supreme Council
Partially recognized state
• Independence declared
2 September 1990
• War of Transnistria
2 March – 21 July 1992
• Recognition
3 non-UN membersc
• Total
4,163 km2 (1,607 sq mi)
• Water (%)
• 2014 estimate
• 2004 census
• Density
124.6/km2 (322.7/sq mi)
Currency Transnistrian rubled (PRB)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
• Summer (DST)
Calling code +373e
Internet TLD nonef
  1. Russian is the main official language and the lingua franca.
  2. Called Moldovan in Transnistria.
  3. Limited to the breakaway Republic of Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and South Ossetia (see Community for Democracy and Rights of Nations).
  4. Moldovan leu used in those areas under Moldovan control and in the security zone.
  5. +373 5 and +373 2.
  6. .ru and .md sometimes used.

Transnistria, officially Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublica, PMR (short form: Pridnestrovie) is an unrecognized state in Eastern Europe.

The country is recognized by three other partially or unrecognized states, Abkhazia, Nargorno-Karabakh Republic, and South Ossetia. The country declared independence from Moldova on 2 September 1990. With the help of the Russian army, it defeated the Moldovan army in the War of Transnistria.

There has been peace since 1992, but the Council of Europe calls Transnistria a "frozen conflict" region.

There is argument about whether it is really a country or not. The region continues to boast independent, and acts independently over its territory with the help of peacekeeping forces from foreign countries.

In a vote in 17 September 2006, 97% voted to be free from Moldova. This vote has not been accepted by Moldova.

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