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    Moldova Geography 1998

      Location Eastern Europe, northeast of Romania

      Geographic coordinates 47 00 N, 29 00 E

      Map references Commonwealth of Independent States

      total: 33,700 sq km
      land: 33,700 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative slightly more than twice the size of Hawaii

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

      Coastline 0 km (landlocked)

      Maritime claims none (landlocked)

      Climate moderate winters, warm summers

      Terrain rolling steppe, gradual slope south to Black Sea

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Nistru River 2 m
      highest point: Mount Balaneshty 430 m

      Natural resources lignite, phosphorites, gypsum

      Land use
      arable land: 53%
      permanent crops: 14%
      permanent pastures: 13%
      forests and woodland: 13%
      other: 7% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land 3,110 sq km (1993 est.)

      Natural hazards NA

      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, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Ozone Layer Protection
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      Geography - note landlocked

      NOTE: The information regarding Moldova on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Moldova Geography 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Moldova Geography 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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