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Moldova has a population of 4,762,000, which makes it, four size, the most densely populated of all countries in the former USSR. About 65% of the people are Moldovans. Large minority groups include Ukrainians (14%), Russians (13%) and Turks, Jews and Bulgarians (9%).
Chisinau is the capital of the Republic of Moldova. Moldova is the second
smallest of the former Soviet states with 33,700km2. Chisinau is a city of
800,000 people which is surrounded by rural agricultural lands. Chisinau
straddles the Bik River, a tributary of the Nistru River.
Moldova is in the Eastern European Time Zone (GMT+2 hours). When it is noon in Chisinau it is: 11:00 in Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam, 10:00 in London, 07:00 in New York, 19:00 in Sydney and 13:00 in Moscow. Summertime (GMT+3 hours) is in effect from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October.
Moldova is a hilly plain. The country's average elevation is 147 m (about 482.3 ft) above sea level, with a maximum height of 429.5 m (about 1410 ft).
The climate is continental, with some modification of conditions by the Black Sea. Winters are mild, with average daily temperatures in January between -4 to -7 C ( about 23 to 27 F). Summers are quite warm, with average daily temperatures in July generally exceeding 25° C (68 F) and daily highs reaching 40° C (104 F) on occasion.
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