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Curchi Monastery - Moldova
Curchi Monastery - Moldova

Curchi Monastery

Sprawling monastery, allegedly founded in the 18th century, with 2 churches & landscaped grounds.
Photo by Oksana Simanovscaia

MOLDOVA

Europe

MOLDOVA

Europe

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Capital: Chisinau

Location: Eastern Europe, northeast of Romania

Government: Republic of Moldova

Currency: Moldovan lei (MDL)

Area: 33,851 sq km

Population: 3,323,875 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Moldovan/Romanian 80.2% (official) (56.7% identify their mother tongue as Moldovan, which is virtually the same as Romanian; 23.5% identify Romanian as their mother tongue), Russian 9.7%, Gagauz 4.2% (a Turkish language), Ukrainian 3.9%, Bulgarian 1.5%, Romani 0.3%, other 0.2% (2014 est.); note - data represent mother tongue

Religion: Orthodox 90.1%, other Christian 2.6%, other 0.1%, agnostic <.1%, atheist 0.2%, unspecified 6.9% (2014 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+2

Tel Code: +373

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