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Moldova Population

Moldova is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, borders Ukraine to the north, east, south and Romania to the west. Moldova population in 2022 is estimated to be 2.53 million, covers country area of 33,843.5 sq km (13,067.0 sq mi), ranks one-hundred-thirty-fifth country by area and the one-hundred-forty-third most populous country in the world. The capital and largest city is Chișinău, and other popular cities are Tiraspol, Bălți, Bender, Rîbnița and Ungheni. Country code is MDA, According to statistica, Population of Moldova in January 2021 is estimated as 2.59 million, Life expectancy of Moldova is 66.80 years for male and 75.10 years for female. The official language is Romanian also called Moldo van language, other spoken languages include Gagauz, Russian and Ukrainian.

According to statistica, 680.3 thousand or 26.2 percent are aged between 14 to 34 years ,in these distribution 49.4 percent are female and 50.6 percent are male. 584 thousand of people aged 60 years and over were living in the Moldova at the beginning of year 2021, which represents 22.5 percent of the Moldova population. out of these 349.5 thousand were women, and 61.2 thousand were people over the age of 80. 75.1% Moldovan[a] 7.0% Romanian 6.6% Ukrainian 4.6% Gagauz 4.1% Russian 1.9% Bulgarian 0.36% Romani 0.07% Poles

Below table is the population of Moldova from 1960 to 2020:
YearPopulation
19602,043,664
19652,269,399
19702,445,328
19752,611,616
19802,728,099
19852,867,878
19902,969,097
19952,952,307
20002,923,783
20052,888,111
20102,861,487
20152,834,530
20202,620,495

Moldova population in 1960 is 2,043,664, by 1970 the population is increased by 401,664 totaling to 2,445,328, by 1980 the population is increased to 2,728,099, and by 1990 the total increase of 2,969,097 in 30 years from 1960 to 1990 resulting to 2,969,097. From 1990 to 2000, population increased to 2,923,783, and from 2000 to 2010 the population of Moldova decrease by -62,296 with a change of -2.13 percent and decline of population from 2010 to 2020 by -240,992 with a change of -8.42 percent and make up to 2,620,495. Moldova population in 1960 is 2,043,664, by 1970 the population is increased by 401,664 totaling to 2,445,328, by 1980 the population is increased to 2,728,099, and by 1990 the total increase of 2,969,097 in 30 years from 1960 to 1990 resulting to 2,969,097. From 1990 to 2000, population decreased by -45,314 to 2,923,783, and from 2000 to 2010 the population of Moldova declined by -62,296 with a change of -2.13 percent and further decrease of population from 2010 to 2020 by -240,992 with a change of -8.42 percent and make up to 2,620,495.

Source : worldbank

Moldova is divided into 32 districts and 3 municipalities, grouped into three regions, Gagauzia is the Autonomous Territorial Unit, it lies in the Southern Region of Moldova.

RegionMunicipality/CityPopulation (2020)UrbanRural
Municipiul Chişinău832,865756,74576,120
Nord / Север / North974,558356,509618,049
Municipiul Bălţi151,791146,8504,941
Briceni71,44715,09356,354
Donduşeni41,71910,09831,621
Drochia85,55820,29565,263
Edineţ79,16025,77453,386
Făleşti90,27516,82473,451
Floreşti85,64319,59666,047
Glodeni58,69111,22347,468
Ocniţa52,94819,08933,859
Râşcani66,49815,11151,387
Sângerei91,41218,64672,766
Soroca99,41637,91061,506
Centru / Центр / Center1,047,681207,445840,236
Anenii Noi82,9988,78374,215
Călăraşi76,55116,06560,486
Criuleni73,3718,48364,888
Dubăsari34,969-34,969
Hânceşti118,61917,258101,361
Ialoveni101,79716,79085,007
Nisporeni64,79714,31950,478
Orhei124,00734,14989,858
Rezina49,89112,87337,018
Străşeni92,05222,17569,877
Şoldăneşti40,9427,44033,502
Teleneşti70,9828,06362,919
Ungheni116,70541,04775,658
Sud / Юг / South525,928140,842385,086
Basarabeasca27,99712,41215,585
Cahul124,09139,43184,660
Cantemir61,3175,74655,571
Căuşeni89,35624,50064,856
Cimişlia58,60414,19744,407
Leova51,99015,36736,623
Ştefan Vodă69,3948,46360,931
Taraclia43,17920,72622,453
UTA Găgăuzia161,67665,94295,734

Maldova Population by Age Group

Age GroupTotalMaleFemale
0-4156,02680,67575,351
5-9164,76184,75180,010
10-14155,52079,91675,604
15-19135,06369,35565,708
20-24133,20668,10565,101
25-29172,62986,04586,584
30-34210,268105,577104,691
35-39199,93999,870100,069
40-44174,69786,22588,472
45-49168,71082,41786,293
50-54161,45978,28083,179
55-59180,81984,21196,608
60-64196,73387,451109,282
65-69160,57966,41694,163
70-74110,88042,79868,082
75-7954,65219,09735,555
80-8439,49712,22527,272
85+21,6696,49115,178


History of Moldova

The name Moldova is derived from the Moldova River. Moldova formerly known as Bessarabia, was an integral part of the Romanian of Moldavia until 1812, ceded to Russia by Ottoman empire, remained as province of Russia till first world war, became part of Greater Romania, again became part of Russia in second world war, finally in 1991 Moldova gained independence from Soviet Union.

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