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    Moldova Geography 2001

      Location: Eastern Europe, northeast of Romania

      Geographic coordinates: 47 00 N, 29 00 E

      Map references: Commonwealth of Independent States

      total: 33,843 sq km
      land: 33,371 sq km
      water: 472 sq km

      Area - comparative: slightly larger than Maryland

      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 (Dnister) River 2 m
      highest point: Dealul Balanesti 430 m

      Natural resources: lignite, phosphorites, gypsum, arable land

      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: landslides (57 cases in 1998)

      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, Desertification, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants

      Geography - note: landlocked

      NOTE: The information regarding Moldova on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Moldova Geography 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Moldova Geography 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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