climate is moderately continental: the summers are warm
and long, with temperatures averaging about 20 C (68
F), and the winters are relatively mild and dry, with
January temperatures averaging −4 C (24.8 F). Annual
rainfall, which ranges from around 600 millimeters (23.6
Constitution of 1994 states that the national language
of the Republic of Moldova is Moldovan, and its writing
is based on the Latin alphabet. The 1991 Declaration
of Independence names the official language
Romanian. The 1989 State Language Law speaks of
a Moldo-Romanian linguistic identity.
|Currency:||The leu is the currency of Moldova. Like
the Romanian leu, the Moldovan leu (pl. lei) is
subdivided into 100 bani (singular: ban). The name of
the currency originates in Romania and means "lion".
|Population:||Moldova has a population of about 4 440
000. Although it is the most densely populated (132
person per sq km) of the former Soviet Republics it has
very few large cities, the most valuable of which is
Chisinau, the capital of the Republic.
|Capital City:||Chisinau is the capital of Moldova. It
is the largest city of the country and its political,
administrative, economical and cultural centre.