Estimate population 3,676,840 - Capital: Kishinev
Moldova was once known as Moldavia, or the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic and covers an area of approximately 33,700 square kilometres (13,000 square miles). It is bordered by the Ukraine and Romania.
Sights of interest are Mount Balaneshty in the west which is also the highest point, the steppe region in the south with the Dnestr and Prut rivers and forests that contain wildlife such as wolves, foxes, wild boars, wildcats, weasels, badgers, and deer. Cities worth exploring are of course the capital city Kishinev, delightful Tiraspol', Bel'tsy, and Bendery.