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Location of Moldova and geographical data about the country

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Many people in the world have never heard about Moldova. They even wonder that such country exists. Then follow timid wild guesses of its location: Africa! Asia! No? Where it may be? However that happens through no fault of those people. Theres too few information about Moldova in the Internet. So, the time to tell the world about Moldova came!

Moldova is a small country which is situated in the Eastern Europe on 47 N, 29 E. Its territory is just 33,700 sq km and the country is squeezed between Ukraine and Romania. Its major part lies between Prut and Dniester rivers. Moldova is situated very close to Black Sea however its landlocked country. Thanks to close location to the sea climate in Moldova is temperate continental. Summers are warm and winters are mild.

If to talk about Moldovan landscape imagine: hills, hills, hills and nothing else around. The highest point in Moldova is hill called Balanesti. It is 430 meters high. Well, you may think that hills along the whole country thats boring However all those hills are different! Some of them are covered with forests. They are especially beautiful on autumn when leaves are green, golden and red. Forests are spread over 9 per cent of the territory of Moldova. However the majority of hills are tilled by local inhabitants. Thanks to fertile soil and hospitable climate Moldova is agricultural country. Arable land occupies 54.52 per cent of the republic. Permanent crops take 8.81 per cent. Large territory is also occupied by vineyards. Moldova is the major supplier of agricultural products in its region.

Moldova is not rich in natural resources. Besides arable land they include lignite, phosphorites, gypsum and limestone. Limestone is widely spread in construction and there are lime-pits accessible for observation.

There are many nice places in Moldova. Such picturesque lands as Tipova, Saharna, Rudi, Tsaul, Vadul-lui-Voda attract visitors again and again. They tempt you to wander forests, to enjoy birdsongs, to get an eyeful of calm streams, to try cold water from springlets when you are thirsty. All this beauty cant be described in a book or in an article about geography. To enjoy it you should come here and discover how meaningful may be quietness of the forests.

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Many people in the world have never heard about Moldova. They even wonder that such country exists. Then follow timid wild guesses of its location: Africa! Asia! No? Where it may be? However that happens through no fault of those people. Theres too few information about Moldova in the Internet. So, the time to tell the world about Moldova came!
Moldova is a small country which is situated in the Eastern Europe on 47 N, 29 E.