Capital: Chișinău

Population: 3,549,421 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Moldovan Leu (MDL)

Official Language: Moldovan

Unofficial Languages: Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, and others

Main Religion: Christianity (Orthodox)

Ethnic Groups: Moldovan, Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian, and others

Largest Cities: Chisinau, Tiraspolul, Balti, Bender

Main Sport: Football, Wrestling, Basketball, Cycling

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Orthodox Christmas (January 7-8)

Women’s Day (March 8)

Orthodox Easter (May 1-2)

Labor Day (May 1)

Memorial, Victory and Commemoration Day (May 9)

National Day (August 27)

National Language Day (August 31)

Chisinau City Day (October 14)

Christmas (December 25)

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