While the Moldova travel industry may be less developed than those in other European nations, Moldova still holds some unique travel alternatives for the adventuresome traveler.
Moldova travel - a delight for any wine connoisseur.
Located on the steppe to the Carpathian Mountain range, it is a nation of rolling green hills, quaint little villages and acre after acre of vineyards.
Moldova produces a variety of excellent wines, many of which sell in local stores for the mere price of a bottle of cola. Enjoy the annual Wine Festival every autumn, explore the old tradition of winemaking on tours to famous wineries, and visit the worlds largest wine cellars at CRICOVA.
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Moldova Travel - Facts and Resources
Official Name: Republic of Moldova
Area: 33,843 km² (13,067 miles²)
Moldova is a landlocked nation of rolling steppe with a gradual south slope towards the Black Sea
Moldova Time Zone:
Moldova has only one time zone, GMT + 2 hours
Moldova has long and warm summers with temperatures averaging above 20°C (68°F). Winters are relatively moderate and dry with January temperatures averaging 4°C (25°F).
4,455,421 people (July 2005 est.)
Population growth rate: 0.22% (2005 est.)
Life Expectancy at birth: (2005 est.)
1. Female: 69.43 years
2. Male: 61.12 years
3. Total Population: 65.18 years
Sex ratio in Moldova: 0.91 male(s)/female (2005 est.)
Moldova Ethnic Groups:
Among the total population of Moldova, 64.5% are Moldovan/Romanian, 13.8% Ukrainian, 13% Russian, 2% Bulgarian, 1.5% Jewish and 5.2% Gagauz and other.
Languages: Moldovan (official - virtually the same as the Romanian language), Russian (official), Gagauz (a Turkish dialect).
Religions: Eastern Orthodox (98.5%), Jewish (1.5%)
Government type: Republic
Moldova National Anthem (follow this link to learn the words)
Country Dialing Code: 373
Electricity: 220V, 50Hz, European socket (2-pins)