Description of Moldova
Moldova or the Republic of Moldova is a former Soviet republic, bordering on Romania and the Ukraine. The Republic of Moldova is considered to be the poorest country in Europe.
Moldova was created in 1940 from parts of Bessarabia, which were separated from Romania by the "Hitler-Stalin Pact" and annexed by the Soviet Union. The resulting Soviet Republic of Moldova included the area of Transnistria with a population consisting mainly of Russians and Ukrainians.
Map and language
Moldova capital city is Chisinau. The population of Chisinau is more than 700 000 inhabitants.The official language is Moldovan which is very similar to Romanian. Russian is the most widely spoken language and serves as a language of inter-ethnic communication for business and commercial transactions. Ukrainian and Gagauz are also spoken.
Culture and holidays
The culture of Moldova is a combination of Romanian culture and Soviet culture and the traditional Latin origins of Romanian culture. Moldovans depend mainly on traditional European foods, such as beef, pork, potatoes, cabbage, cheese, and a variety of cereal grains. Moldovans use popular alcoholic beverages such as beer, and local wine.Public holidays in the Republic of Moldova are the celebrated non-working days established by the Government of the Republic of Moldova and valid for the whole territory of the country. They include;New Year's Day(January 1),Capital's Day(October 14),South Capital's Day Cahul(November 21), Labour Day (May 1),Craciun pe stilNou (Western Christmas)(December 25). Very popular dishes include manti, ciorbă, pelmeni, borscht, and sarma and mămăligă.
Climate and weather
Moldova’s climate is temperate continental with the four seasons of the year are clearly defined. It has short mild winters and long hot summers with a lot of sunny days. The atmospheric air circulation is characterized by the prevalence of the Western warm and sometimes very humid air masses from the Atlantic. The precipitation ranges between 370 and 560 mm/year and more than 10% falls as snow, which can melt several times during winter.Occasionally, air masses from other regions come to Moldova as well, such as the warm and humid air from the Mediterranean which brings with it abundant rainfall.
Travelling and Tourism
Moldova is a minor tourism destinationstatus at the end of the review period yet. However, Moldova is well known for its rich traditions in wine making. Wine tours are offered to tourists in Chişinau. Vineyards include Cricova, Purcari, Ciumai, Romanesti, Cojuşna, MilestiiMici and others. Other attractions include: National History Museum of Moldova, MuzeulMemorieiNeamulu, Căpriana monastery,MilestiiMici (winery) and Noul NeamţMonaster.The country's international airport in Chisinau is served by flights from European airports for instance operated by Turkish airlines.Interesting cities are; Balti, Soroca, Cahul, Tiraspol, Tighina, Ribnita, Calarasi and Slobozia.Tourists from neighbouring Ukraine and Romania are the most active visitors. From 2012 Moldova allows Turkish citizens to visit the country without having to obtain a visa.
Vacation and destination
Moldova has one of the world’s prestigious hotels which offer a variety of world-wide meals and local meals too. Accommodation is well catered for in Moldova giving tourists the best experiences for their vacations.Jolly Alon, Nobil Luxury Boutique, Jumbo, Regency and Hotel Vispas are among the famous hotels in Moldova.
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