Republic of Moldova | Republica Moldova
Moldova is a poorer country, especially compared to its European peers. It also has the lowest Human Development Index Europe.
Still, the country is quite proud of its natural beauty, and visitors hover around 3 million per year, and that number grows annually. Travelers from Turkey, the US, Canada, Switzerland, and Japan all are able to visit the country of Moldova without having to obtain a visa.
Chișinău is the capital and largest Moldovan city.
Moldova Travel Information & Key Points
General points to know about the country of Moldova – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more, whether you’re traveling there or not.
Capital: Chișinău (& largest city)
Population: 3.4 million (2019 estimate)
President: Igor Dodon
Prime Minister: Maia Sandu
Currency: Moldovan Leu (MDL)
Area: 33,846 km2 (13,068 mi2)
Dialing Code: +373
Time Zone: Eastern European Time “CET” (UTC+2), DST/Summer Time: Eastern European Summer Time “CEST” (UTC+3)
Demonym: Moldovan (what is a demonym?)
Endonym: Moldova (their name for their country)
Emergency Number: 112 for police, 901 for fire, 903 for ambulance
Drinking Age: None, 18 to purchase
Smoking Age: None, 18 to purchase
Age of Consent: 16
Drives on the: Right
Electricity & Adapter: 230V, 50Hz, Plug Types C / F (define)
ISO Country Code: MD