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Compare all the major car hire brands including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt and Alamo and find the best prices for car hire in Moldova. Car rental in Moldova includes Theft Waiver (TW), Third Party Liability Insurance and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) as well as unlimited mileage when you hire with us.



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Moldova guide

Car rental Moldova
Car hire Moldova

Moldova is an eastern European nation formed when the Soviet Union dissolved. It is located between Ukraine to the north, east, and south and Romania to the west. It has the same boundaries as the former Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic, and a total area of 13,070 square miles (33,851 sq km). Most of the nation lies between two rivers, the Prut and the Dniester. While very close to the Black Sea, Moldova is a landlocked country. The terrain includes low-elevation slope and rolling hills.

Population and language
The population of Moldova is approximately 3.6 million. The national language is Moldovan, though Romanian is used for most purposes, and the languages are virtually identical. Russian is also used in many contexts. Overall, more than 540,000 people (16% of the population) speak Russian as a first language. Gagauz, a Turkish dialect, is also spoken here. English is not widely spoken in most parts of Moldova. 78% of the nation's population are ethnically Moldovan/Romanian, while 8% are Ukrainian and 6% are Russian. Orthodox Christians make up more than 93% of Moldova's population.

Major cities and tourist destinations
The capital city, Chisinau, is located in the center of the country and has approximately 710,000 residents. Other large cities include Balti (to the north) and Bender (in the southeast). Comrat serves as the administrative center of Gagauzia, an autonomous region inhabited primarily by Turkish people from the Gagauz ethnic group. Tiraspol, with about 160,000 residents, is the capital of the breakaway territory of Transnistria, which has been under control of a separate government since 1990. Because of the politics surrounding this situation, Transnitria is less popular among tourists than the rest of the country.

Tourist destination are focused on the country's natural landscapes and on its rich heritage of winemaking. Wine tours are offered throughout the country, to vineyards and cellars such as Purcani, Ciumai, Romanesti, Cojusna, Milestii Mici, and Cricova.

Moldova has a warm, sunny climate thanks to its proximity to the Black Sea. Summers are warm and long, with temperatures averaging 68°F (20°C).  Winters are dry and relatively mild, though they can be cold at times. January temperatures average 25°F (-4°C). Annual rainfall varies by region; the heaviest rainfall happens in early summer and early fall. Thunderstorms are common, as are long dry spells.

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Moldova has remained one of the poorest countries of Europe. The country was badly hit by the worldwide economic crisis of the past few years. It has caused large numbers of migrant workers to return, significantly affecting the Moldovan economy, which is dependent on remittances from foreign workers.

Economically, it is best known for its wine industry, which has been thriving for hundreds of years. Currently, more than 360,000 acres (147,000 hectares) of the country are covered by vineyards. Moldova is also a productive agricultural region thanks to its rich soil and mild climate. The economy depends largely on winemaking and agriculture, with relatively little industrialization. The GDP of Moldova is approximately $12 billion USD, with exports valued at $2.3 billion USD and imports at $5.1 billion USD. The currency is the Moldovan Lei.

Chisinau International Airport is the main airport in Moldova, and the only one offering international flights. Within Moldova, the main means of transportation are railroads and highways. There is more than 700 miles (1,100 km) of railway, along with 6,700 miles (10,900 km) of paved roadways. Consider a car hire if you wish to explore the rural areas of the country, which are not widely accessible via railway. Be aware that road quality can vary, particularly outside of the urban areas.

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