Moldova It is one of the least visited countries in the world, although it has a lot to offer the traveler. In fact, some claim that it is the next great wine destination in Europe. Barely larger than Catalonia, it is one of the world's largest exporters of these wines. Of course, in addition to hosting kilometer-long wineries, this country in the southeast of the continent hides centuries-old monasteries and multi-colored cathedrals.
Surprisingly, only 41% of Moldovans live in cities (It is one of the lowest proportions in Europe). Would you like to discover which are the most important? We show you below! As always, we have taken into account the number of inhabitants.
First of all, we must talk about Chisinau, the capital and the largest city in Moldova, in addition to being the main commercial and industrial center of the country. Here are the main educational institutions of the country. In addition, it is important to keep in mind that it is the city with the highest proportion of green spaces among the largest cities on the continent.
The second most populous city in Moldova is Tiráspol, which is actually the capital of the self-proclaimed Transnistrian Republic. Located on the banks of the Dniester River, it has several light industries such as the manufacture of furniture and electrical appliances. Among its main monuments are the statue of Alexander Suvorov, the statue of Vladimir Lenin and the Cathedral of the Nativity.
The third most populous city in Moldova is Bălți, which is considered the second largest city in size and importance economic. Named as the capital of the north, it is an important industrial, cultural and commercial center. It is located on the banks of the Răut River, a tributary of the Dniester.
We should also talk about Bender, the fourth most populous city in Moldova. Also known as Tighina, it is located on the right bank of the Dniester River. On the other hand, it is important to note that it is controlled by the breakaway region of Transnistria. Here is the famous Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the 20th century and the Bender fortress, among other monuments.
The fifth most populous city in Moldova is Rîbnița, which is also located in the Transnistria region. The city has tall buildings and a popular park near a reservoir. In addition, it houses important historical and architectural monuments.
The sixth largest city in Moldova in terms of population is Cahul, which is located in the southwest of the country. Due to its location, it has been the scene of battles from different armies. Of course, the city is also known for its thermal spas and for its folk music.
We continue our tour of the most important cities of Moldova in Ungheni, which is located in the Central region, on the banks of the Prut River, in the border with Romania. One of the most remarkable places in the city is the so-called railway bridge, which was redesigned and rebuilt by Gustave Eiffel.
Another important city in Moldova is Soroca, which is considered to be the ninth eighth most populous city in the country. It is known for its strength, which is very well preserved, despite having been erected in 1499.
The ninth most populous city in the country is Orhei, which is located north of the capital. Of this place stands out the monastery, which is excavated inside the rock of the mount, at the foot of a tributary of the Nistru river.
Finally, we must talk about Dubăsari, which is located next to the shore left of the Dniester river. Like other cities that we have mentioned, it is also under the control of the self-proclaimed republic of Transnistria.
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