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Moldova Geography 2014

SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Moldova Geography 2014
SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 31, 2014

Location:
Eastern Europe, northeast of Romania

Geographic coordinates:
47 00 N, 29 00 E

Map references:
Europe

Area:
total: 33,851 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 140
land: 32,891 sq km
water: 960 sq km

Area - comparative:
slightly larger than Maryland

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

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

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

Land use:
arable land: 53.47%
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 8.77%
other: 37.75% (2011)

Irrigated land:
2,283 sq km (2011)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Total renewable water resources:
11.65 cu km (2011)
[see also: Total renewable water resources country ranks ]

Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):
total: 1.07 cu km/yr (14%/83%/4%)
[see also: Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural) - total country ranks ]
per capita: 290 cu m/yr (2010)

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: 1) The information regarding Moldova on this page is re-published from the 2014 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Moldova Geography 2014 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Moldova Geography 2014 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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