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MOLDOVA
Population

Cities in MOLDOVA

Chisinau

Population

Moldova has 3,474,121 inhabitants (2017). This means that the population density is approximately 103 people per km2. This makes Moldova one of the most densely populated areas of the former Soviet Union.

The population consists mostly of Moldovans (75%) and further includes Ukrainians (about 6.6%), Russians (about 4%) and Gagauz (4.4%; a Turkish-speaking, but culturally and religiously more related group), Bulgarians (1.9%) and others. Two thirds of the Russians live in the cities. In general, about half of the population lives in the cities.

Most Gypsies and Bulgarians live in Southern Moldavia. In Transnistria, the population consists largely of Russians and Ukrainians. The largest cities are Chisinau, Tiraspol, Beltsy and Bendery.

The population is 18.2% of 0-14 year olds, 69.2% of 15-64 year olds and 12.6% of 65 year olds and over. The population growth rate is negative and was -1.05% in 2017. The birth and death rates in 2017 were 11.5 and 12.6 per 1000 inhabitants respectively. Life expectancy for men is 67.1 years and for women 75.1 years.


Sources

Williams, N. / Romania & Moldova
Lonely Planet

Belarus & Moldova : country studies
Federal Research Division, Library of Congress

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated May 2024
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