Travel Information for Moldova
Time zone:GMT +2 (Eastern European time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Main languages:Moldovan Other languages:    Russian, Gagauz
Currency: Moldovan lei (MDL)

1 = MDL0.00, $1 = MDL20.08, £1 = MDL0.00

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.mdInternational Dialling Code:    373

For help planning your trip to Moldova including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Moldova trip planning page.

Further information on Moldova

Discover more about Moldova - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of moldova

Total area: 33,843 sq km (472 sq km under water)

Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)

Neighbours (border lengths): Romania (450km), Ukraine (940km)

Highest mountain: Dealul Balanesti (430m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Moldova from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldPartly Free -
Democracy IndexFlawed democracy 69/167
Economic FreedomMostly Unfree 111/179
Press FreedomNoticeable problems 71/179
ILGA LGBT rightsSome rights -
Corruption PerceptionsMedium corruption 103/174
Overall Ranking:    84/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Republic of Moldova     Status: Independent Country

Population: 3,583,288 (rank: 129/196)     Density: 105.8 people/sq km (rank: 76/196)

Ethnic groups: Moldovan/Romanian 78.2%, Ukrainian 8.4%, Russian 5.8%, Gagauz 4.4%, Bulgarian 1.9%, other 1.3% (2004 census)

Religions: Eastern Orthodox 98%, Jewish 1.5%, Baptist and other 0.5% (2000)

GDP (PPP): $13.25 billion       GDP per capita: $3,800 (rank: 142/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.