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Moldova Geography 2017
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Moldova Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Location:
Eastern Europe, northeast of Romania

Geographic coordinates:
47 00 N, 29 00 E

Map references:
Europe

Area:
total: 33,851 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 32,891 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 960 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 140

Area - comparative:
slightly larger than Maryland
Area comparison map: slightly larger than Maryland

Land boundaries:
total: 1,885 km
border countries (2): Romania 683 km, Ukraine 1,202 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
0 km (landlocked)
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
none (landlocked)

Climate:
moderate winters, warm summers

Terrain:
rolling steppe, gradual slope south to Black Sea

Elevation:
mean elevation: 139 m
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Dniester (Nistru) 2 m highest point: Dealul Balanesti 430 m

Natural resources:
lignite, phosphorites, gypsum, limestone, arable land

Land use:
agricultural land: 74.9% arable land 55.1%; permanent crops 9.1%; permanent pasture 10.7%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 11.9%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 13.2% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
2,283 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Population - distribution:
pockets of agglomeration exist throughout the country, the largest being in the center of the country around the capital of Chisinau, followed by Tiraspol and Balti

Natural hazards:
landslides

Environment - current issues:
heavy use of agricultural chemicals, including banned pesticides such as DDT, has contaminated soil and groundwater; extensive soil erosion from poor farming methods

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
landlocked; well endowed with various sedimentary rocks and minerals including sand, gravel, gypsum, and limestone


NOTE: The information regarding Moldova on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Moldova Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Moldova Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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