1. In Chitcani (Noul Neamt) monastery one will find the miraculous icon from 1401 and the highest bell tower from Moldova.
2. “Buchetul Moldovei” is the older brother of the Italian “Martini” and contains infusions of more than twenty plants/herbs.
3. In 2001, Moldova became the first former Soviet state to elect a Communist as its president.
4. Gagauzia became an autonomous region of Moldova in 1994.
5. Moldova was founded by Prince Bogdan, around the mid-fourteenth century.
6. Moldova gained independence from the USSR on August 27, 1991.
7. Moldova is a member of the United Nations, WTO, OSCE, GUAM, CIS, BSEC and other international organizations.
8. Moldova became a part of the Russian Empire, under the name of Bessarabia, in 1812.
9. An adopted Ukrainian meal, colțunași is sort of ravioli, only better.
10. The maximum elevation of any of the hills found in the region does not exceed 430 meters or 1,411 feet above the sea level. The highest point among the hills is the country is found in Balanesti Hill.
11. Moldova has a break away territory (Transnistria).
12. Transnistria has its own currency, president, government, border patrol, etc.
13. (Unofficially) Transnistria is only recognized as a country by Russia.
14. Europe’s largest Jewish cemetery is in Chisinau.
15. The capital Chisinau is not pronounced “Chisinau”. It is actually pronounced like, “Kishi-now”.
17. Nistru river (2m) is the lowest point in Moldova. Beleu and Manta are the largest natural lakes in Moldova.
18. Moldova wine export is very important for the country’s economy as wine producing is the main industry. Almost half of the population is involved in the process of making wine and viticulture.
19. You have to take your shoes off at the front door, when entering in a Moldovan house.
20. It is traditional to see large floor rugs hanging on the walls as decoration.
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