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Moldova Geography 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Page last updated on January 13, 2011

Location:
Eastern Europe, northeast of Romania

Geographic coordinates:
47 00 N, 29 00 E

Map references:
Europe

Area:
total: 33,851 sq km
country comparison to the world: 139
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 32,891 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 960 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]

Area - comparative:
slightly larger than Maryland

Land boundaries:
total: 1,390 km
[see also: Land boundaries - total country ranks ]
border countries: Romania 450 km, Ukraine 940 km

Coastline:
0 km (landlocked)
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
none (landlocked)

Climate:
moderate winters, warm summers
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Terrain:
rolling steppe, gradual slope south to Black Sea

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Dniester (Nistru) 2 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - lowest point country ranks ]
highest point: Dealul Balanesti 430 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - highest point country ranks ]

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

Land use:
arable land: 54.52%
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 8.81%
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
other: 36.67% (2005)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
3,000 sq km (2003)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Total renewable water resources:
11.7 cu km (1997)
[see also: Total renewable water resources country ranks ]

Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):
total: 2.31 cu km/yr (10%/58%/33%)
[see also: Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural) - total country ranks ]
per capita: 549 cu m/yr (2000)
[see also: Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural) - per capita country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
landslides

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, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
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 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Moldova Geography 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Moldova Geography 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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