Moldova

   
 

Moldova

 

Country (long form) Republic of Moldova
Capital Chisinau
Total Area 13,066.86 sq mi
33,843.00 sq km
(slightly larger than Maryland)
Population 4,431,570 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 4,795,531
Languages Moldovan (official, virtually the same as the Romanian language), Russian, Gagauz (a Turkish dialect)
Literacy 96.0% total, 99.0% male, 94% female (1989 est.)
Religions Eastern Orthodox 98.5%, Jewish 1.5%, Baptist (only about 1,000 members) (1991)
Life Expectancy 60.15 male, 69.26 female (2001 est.)
Government Type republic
Currency Moldovan leu (MLD) (plural lei)
GDP (per capita) $2,500 (2000 est.)
Industry food processing, agricultural machinery, foundry equipment, refrigerators and freezers, washing machines, hosiery, sugar, vegetable oil, shoes, textiles
Agriculture vegetables, fruits, wine, grain, sugar beets, sunflower seed, tobacco; beef, milk
Arable Land 53%
Natural Resources lignite, phosphorites, gypsum, arable land