The Republic of Moldova is situated in the Southeast of Europe.
The country’s capital, Chisinau, is situated on 47° North latitude and 27°30’ East
longitude. The land surface of Moldova covers 33.7 thousand square kilometres.
In the East and South Moldova borders with the Ukraine, and in the West – with
Romania. Moldovan is a hilly plane, including three physical geographic zones:
forest, forest-steppe and steppe. The maximal altitude is of 429.4 meters. The main rivers
in Moldova are the Dnester (Nistru) and Prut.
Moldova has been an independent nation since 1991. The
capital, Chisinau, offers adequate hotels and restaurants, but tourist
facilities in other parts of the country are not highly developed, and many of
the goods and services taken for granted in other countries are not yet
available. Moldova is a democracy with a freely elected government.
Moldova is a picturesque country - all rolling green hills,
whitewashed villages, placid lakes and sunflower fields - with an old-world
charm that's hard to manufacture.
Moldova is a small landlocked state in southeastern
Europe – one of the most highly populated republics of the former USSR. To the
north, east and south Moldova, is bound by Ukraine; to the west by Romania. The
River Prut constitutes the border with Romania. The country has rich pastures
and wooded slopes, ideal for wine-growing.
Climate in Moldova is temperate. The average annual temperature
is +8, +10°C (in January-3, -5, in July +20, +25). Summers are long, warm and
relatively dry and winters are shorts and mild. Average annual rainfall is of about
380 mm in the south, and 560 mm in the central and northern parts. The soil is black
soil rich in humus. Flora is plentiful. Extremely favourable combination of climate
and soil conditions creates high yields of cereals, grapes, tobacco, fruit and vegetables.
Moldova (formerly Moldavia) is a landlocked republic of hilly plains lying
west of the Carpathian Mountains between the Prut and Dneister (Dnestr) Rivers.
The country is sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine. The area is a very
fertile region with rich black soil (chernozem) covering three-quarters of the