Journey to Eastern Europe to discover the best kept secret, the land of Moldova. Tucked in between Romania and Ukraine, it was formerly a part of the Soviet Union before the country desolved into numerous republics. There is much of interest to learn about this young nation.
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The capital of Moldova
It received its name from the Moldova River. Legend would have it that a prince from long ago was out on a hunting expedition. When his ill-fated dog drowned by some mishap, the prince decided to name the area after his beloved Molda.
Old Orhei draws many visitors to the nation of Moldova. It is an archaeological find and museum that stands in the open-air where visitors can enjoy the beautiful landscape as they discover all the place has to offer. It is a combination of landscape features and historical monuments. It is especially known for its numerous caves and cave monasteries.
Moldova is well-known for its vineyards and wineries. Their distintive recipes are a part of their heritage and have been passed down through the ages. The quality of Moldovan wines ranks high in the world. The art of wine making is not only for the larger wineries. Many local people have their own personal wine presses where they make unique blends with recipes that have been part of their family. Tourists can wine and dine on local cuisine when they take wine tours.
The Holly Gates are a historical monument that should be on the list of sites to see in Moldova. With columns and white stone, it is quite impressive in design. It houses a large bell and has marble tablets to give mention to the region of Chisanau and its freedom from the forces of Germany in World War II.
The Serpeni Foothold is another popular spot for Moldovan tourists. It includes a sanctuary within a church and beautiful grounds. It was constructed in memory of thousands that died during past violence in the region when there was fighting with invaders. It holds an eternal light and the names of soldiers who gave their lives.
Flag of Moldova
Moldova belongs to the European continent
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Airports in Moldova
Baltsi-Leadoveni - The North of Moldova
and Chisinau International Airport
Leaders of Moldova
Map of Moldova
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Animals in Moldova
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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Moldova
47 00 N, 29 00 E
Kilometers of coastline
Square kilometers of land
Square kilometers of water
472 square kilometers
10.88 / 1000 population
10.85 / 1000 population
3,000 sq km
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