About the Republic of Moldova
Chisinau (click here to view 100 years old pictures) is the capital of the Republic of Moldova. Moldova is the second smallest of the former Soviet states with 33,700km2. Chisinau is a city of 800,000 people which is surrounded by rural agricultural lands. Chisinau straddles the Bik River, a tributary of the Nistru River.
Moldova is in the Eastern European Time Zone (GMT+3 hours). When it is noon in Chisinau it is: 11:00 in Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam, 10:00 in London, 05:00 in New York, 19:00 in Sydney and 13:00 in Moscow. Summertime (GMT+3 hours) is in effect from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October.
Moldova is a hilly plain. The country's average elevation is 147 m (about 482.3 ft) above sea level, with a maximum height of 429.5 m (about 1410 ft).
The climate is continental, with some modification of conditions by the Black Sea. Winters are mild, with average daily temperatures in January between -4 to -7 C ( about 23 to 27 F). Summers are quite warm, with average daily temperatures in July generally exceeding 25 C (68 F) and daily highs reaching 40 C (104 F) on occasion.
See also a video about Moldova, 31 min, Produced by the U.S. Peace Corps
State simbols of Moldova
Economy, Banking System and Monetary Policy
New Year's Eve Tradition
Martisor – a beautiful tradition in Moldova and Romania
Food and Drinks
Universities, academies, institutes
Museums and exhibition halls
Embassies and Consulates of the Republic of Moldova Abroad
Foreign Embassies and Consulates stationed in Moldova