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Moldova: Geography#

LocationEastern Europe, northeast of Romania
Geographic Coordinates47 00 N, 29 00 E 47.0,29.0
Area total: 33,851 sq km
land: 32,891 sq km
water: 960 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 1,390 km
border countries: Romania 450 km, Ukraine 940 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Dniester (Nistru) 2 m
highest point: Dealul Balanesti 430 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainrolling steppe, gradual slope south to Black Sea
Natural Hazardslandslides
Natural Resourcelignite, phosphorites, gypsum, arable land, limestone
Land Usearable land: 53.47%
permanent crops: 8.77%
other: 37.75% (2011)
Climatemoderate winters, warm summers
Irrigated Land2,283 sq km (2011)
Renewable Water Resources11.65 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesheavy use of agricultural chemicals, including banned pesticides such as DDT, has contaminated soil and groundwater; extensive soil erosion from poor farming methods
Environment - international agreementsparty 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
Large CitiesChisinau; Tiraspol; BalTi; Tighina; RibniTa
Chisinau; Tiraspol; BalTi; Bender; RîbniTa
[List Verified]
Explanation: "Tighina and Bender are same city name"
Important Cities
Geography-notelandlocked; well endowed with various sedimentary rocks and minerals including sand, gravel, gypsum, and limestone
Important Rivers