Top Ten Moldovan Attractions

Top Ten Moldovan Attractions

       Moldova is a landlocked state in Eastern Europe, located between Romania and Ukraine. It declared itself an independent state with the same boundaries as the preceding Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1991, as part of the dissolution of the Soviet Union. A strip of Moldova’s internationally recognized territory on the east bank of the river Dniester has been under the de facto control of the breakaway government of Transnistria since 1990. The nation is a parliamentary republic with a president as head of state and a prime minister as head of government. Moldova currently aspires to join the European Union, and has implemented the first three-year Action Plan within the framework of the European Neighborhood Policy.

  1. Chișinău

    Chișinău, historically also known as Kishinev, is the capital and largest municipality of Moldova. It is also its main industrial and commercial center and is located in the middle of the country, on the river Bîc. According to a January 2011 official estimate, Chișinău proper has a population of 664,700 and the municipality of Chișinău is home to 789,500 residents. Chișinău is the most economically prosperous locality in Moldova, and its largest transportation hub. As the most economically and socially important municipality in Moldova, the city has a broad range of educational facilities.
    Links: Sculptures, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi%C5%9Fin%C4%83u,
  2. Tiraspol

    Tiraspol is the 2nd largest city in Moldova and is the capital and administrative center of the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Transnistria). The city is located on the eastern bank of the Dniester River. Tiraspol is a regional hub of light industry, such as furniture and electrical goods production. The modern city of Tiraspol was founded by the Russian general Alexander Suvorov in 1792, although the area had been inhabited for thousands of years by varying ethnic groups. The city celebrates its anniversary every year on October 14.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiraspol,
  3. Soroca Fortress

    Soroca Fortress is a historic fort in Moldova, in the modern-day city of Soroca.
    Links: Top Ten Forts, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soroca_Fort,
  4. Struve Geodetic Arc
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    The Struve Geodetic Arc is a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea, through ten countries and over 2,820 km, which yielded the first accurate measurement of a meridian. The chain was established and used by the German-born Russian scientist Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve in the years 1816 to 1855 to establish the exact size and shape of the earth. At that time, the chain passed merely through two countries: Union of Sweden-Norway and the Russian Empire. The Arc’s first point is located in Tartu Observatory, where Struve conducted much of his research. In 2005, the chain was inscribed on the World Heritage List as a memorable ensemble of the chain made up of 34 commemorative plaques or built obelisks out of the original 265, main station points which are marked by drilled holes in rocks, iron crosses, cairns, others. Measurement of the triangulation chain comprises 258 main triangles and 265 geodetic vertices. The northernmost point is located near Hammerfest in Norway and the southernmost point near the Black Sea in Ukraine.
    Links: Top Ten Scientists, Top Ten Scientific Theories, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Struve_Geodetic_Arc,
  5. Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moldova,