Information about Moldova
Moldova is an integral part of Europe and has a rich history. The country is situated in the contact zone between different cultural and historic trends – Carpathian-Balkan, Central-European and Eurasian, and during its multi-millennial history harmoniously absorbed diverse cultural traditions of Proto-Indo-Europeans and archaic Indo-European peoples, including the Thracians, Slavs, Celts, Goths, Huns, etc., thus obtaining specific and unparalleled features.
The Republic of Moldova lies in the central part of Europe in the northeastern Balkans. Moldova occupies an area of 33,843.5 km2.
The capital of Moldova is Chisinau. On the North, East and South Moldova is surrounded by Ukraine, and on the West it is separated from Romania by the Prut River.
The total length of the national boundaries is 1,389 km, including 939 km with Ukraine and 450 km with Romania.
The culture of the Republic of Moldova comprises very diverse activities: literature, theatre, music, fine arts, architecture, cinematography, broadcasting and television, photographic art, design, circus, folk art, archives and libraries, books editing, scientific research, cultural tourism and so on.
Although it has a small area, the Republic of Moldova has great potential represented as a tourist destination. There is an abundance of fine landscapes and scenery some of which are unique in Europe or in the World.
Over the last decade the main forms of tourism in the Republic of Moldova have been: rural, wine, cultural, health and beauty tourism.
Information about Chişinău
Chisinau is the capital of Moldova. It is the country's largest city and it's political, administrative, economical and cultural centre. Chisinau is situated in the centre of the republic on the river Bic. The city lies on seven hills and covers an area of around 120 sq. km. In Chisinau there are 23 lakes which are mostly situated in the parks. The capital of Moldova is considered to be one of the greenest cities in Europe. There are many parks in the city and the trees grow on almost every street.
Nowadays Chisinau is divided into 5 sectors: Centru (translated from Romanian as "center"; this is the oldest part of the city), Riscani, Botanica, Ciocana and Buiucani.
In Chisnau there are several types of public transport : buses, trolleybuses and jitneys. Taxis are widely spread in the capital of Moldova. On this site you may read more about transport in Chisinau.
Chisinau is connected to other localities in Moldova and also to other countries. The connection with other localities is accomplished mostly by buses. However there are also train connections. International connections to Chisinau are by air, rail and bus.
There are many places for tourists to visit in Chisinau (monuments, museums, parks). Many hotels in Chisinau are welcoming to every visitor. So, come to one of the greenest cities in Europe and see it with your own eyes.