|Population growth rate
||11.50 births per 1,000 population
|65 years and above
||0.94 M / F
||99.39 residents per km≤
|(F 2014) Chisinau (Chisinau, Kishinev) 674,500,
Balti 144,900, Tiraspol 133,800, Tighina (Bendery) 91,900, RÓbnita
48,000, Cahul 39,600
|75.8% Moldovans, 8.4% Ukrainians, 5.9% Russians, 4.4%
Gagauz, 2.2% Roma, 1.9% Bulgarians; (without Transnistria)
|Orthodox 98.5%, Jews 1.5%, Baptists and others 0.5%
|Human Development Index (HDI)
People in Moldova
Moldova has 3.5 million residents. The number has
been falling for years. Each woman has an average of 1.2
Around 57 percent of the population live in the
country, 43 percent in a city. The largest cities are
Chișinău, Tiraspol (which, however, is in Transnistria)
and Bălṭi (also Belz in German).
90 percent of the population belong to an Orthodox
church. Moldova has a long Christian tradition.
69 percent of the population are Moldovans. You are
one of the Romanians. Ukrainians make up 11 percent and
Russians 10 percent. The next largest group are the
Gagauz, a Turkic-speaking people, with 4.9 percent. They
live in the Gagauzia region in the south-west of the
country. Bulgarians, Jews, Germans and Poles are other
However, the distribution in the country is
different. In Transnistria, only 32 percent Moldovans
live, but 30 percent Russians and 29 percent Ukrainians.
This is also the reason for the Transnistria conflict.
Languages in Moldova
The official language in Moldova is Romanian. Speak a
Moldavian dialect of Romanian, the Moldovan. The
differences to Romanian are small. On August 31, 1989,
Romanian was reintroduced as the official language. This
is celebrated annually at the "Limba Noastră cea Rom‚nă",
which means: Our language, the Romanian.
Since 1991 it has been written in Latin letters
again. Previously, with the incorporation into the
Soviet Union in 1930, the use of the Cyrillic script had
become mandatory. In the breakaway parts in the east of
the country, in Transnistria, the Cyrillic script is
Because Russian was the official language for
decades, it is still widely used in everyday life. Most
of the population understand Russian, for 16 percent of
the population it is even their mother tongue.
Religions in Moldova