|Currency||Moldovan leu (MDL)|
|Area||33,843 sq km|
|Population||4,455,421 (July 2006 est.)|
|Language||Moldovan (official, virtually the same as Romanian), Russian, Gagauz (a Turkish dialect)|
|Religion||Eastern Orthodox 98%, Jewish 1.5%, Baptist and other 0.5%|
|Electricity||230V/50Hz (European plug)|
Moldova is a small land-locked country in Eastern Europe, north of the Balkans, surrounded by Romania to the southwest, across the Prut river, and Ukraine to the northeast.