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    Moldova Geography - 2006

      Eastern Europe, northeast of Romania

      Geographic coordinates:
      47 00 N, 29 00 E

      Map references:

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

      Area - comparative:
      slightly larger than Maryland

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

      0 km (landlocked)

      Maritime claims:
      none (landlocked)

      moderate winters, warm summers

      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: 54.52%
      permanent crops: 8.81%
      other: 36.67% (2005)

      Irrigated land:
      3,000 sq km (2003)

      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, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      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 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Moldova Geography 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Moldova Geography 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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