|Republic of Moldova
|Anthem: Limba Noastră
Location of Moldova (green) – Transnistria (light green)
on the European continent (green + dark grey)
and largest city
|Official languages||Moldovan (Romanian)1|
|Recognised regional languages||Gagauz, Russian, and Ukrainian|
|Ethnic groups (2004)||75.8% Moldovans2,
1.5% others and unspecified 
|-||Prime Minister||Vlad Filat|
|-||President of the Parliament||Marian Lupu|
|-||Declaration of Sovereignty||June 23, 1990|
|-||Declaration of Independence (from the Soviet Union)||
August 27, 19913
|-||Total||33,846 km2 (138th)
13,067 sq mi
|-||2012 estimate||3,559,500 (129th3)|
|-||2004 census|| 3,383,332
|GDP (PPP)||2011 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2011 estimate|
|HDI (2011)|| 0.649
medium · 111th
|Currency||Moldovan leu (
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|-||Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Drives on the||right|
|1.||"Moldovan" used as formal official name; in fact Romanian.|
|2.||There is a controversy whether Moldovans and Romanians are the same of different ethnic groups.|
|3.||Proclaimed. Finalized along with the dissolution of the USSR in December 1991.|
|4.||Ranking based on 2009 UN figure.|
The Republic of Moldova is a country in Eastern Europe. The official language in Moldova is the Romanian language, only in Moldova it is called the "Moldovan language" by the government, and a different Academy decides the rules of the 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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References[change | edit source]
- (Romanian) National Bureau of Statistics of Moldova
- National Bureau of Statistics of Moldova (February 8, 2012). "Preliminary number of resident population in the Republic of Moldova as of January 1, 2012". Press release. http://www.statistica.md/newsview.php?l=en&idc=168&id=3670. Retrieved February 18, 2012.
- "Moldova". International Monetary Fund. http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2011/02/weodata/weorept.aspx?pr.x=78&pr.y=6&sy=2010&ey=2011&scsm=1&ssd=1&sort=country&ds=.&br=1&c=921&s=NGDPD%2CNGDPDPC%2CPPPGDP%2CPPPPC%2CLP&grp=0&a=. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
- "Human Development Report 2011". United Nations. 2011. http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDR_2011_EN_Table1.pdf. Retrieved 20 January 2012.
- State.gov, US Department of State