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    Moldova Geography - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/moldova/moldova_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Eastern Europe, northeast of Romania


      Geographic coordinates: 47 00 N, 29 00 E


      Map references: Europe


      Area: total: 33,843 sq km
      water: 472 sq km
      land: 33,371 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly larger than Maryland


      Land boundaries: total: 1,389 km
      border countries: Romania 450 km, Ukraine 939 km


      Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)


      Maritime claims: none (landlocked)


      Climate: moderate winters, warm summers


      Terrain: rolling steppe, gradual slope south to Black Sea


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Dniester River 2 m
      highest point: Dealul Balanesti 430 m


      Natural resources: lignite, phosphorites, gypsum, arable land, limestone


      Land use: arable land: 54.08%
      permanent crops: 12.1%
      other: 33.82% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 3,070 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: landslides (57 cases in 1998)


      Environment - current issues: heavy use of agricultural chemicals, including banned pesticides such as DDT, has contaminated soil and groundwater; extensive soil erosion from poor farming methods


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Air Pollution, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants


      Geography - note: landlocked; well endowed with various sedimentary rocks and minerals including sand, gravel, gypsum, and limestone


      NOTE: The information regarding Moldova on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Moldova Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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