Fact #1 - Tourists
According to a study conducted by the World Tourism Organization in 2016, Moldova is one of the least visited countries in the world. It ranks third, behind Bangladesh and Guinea.
Fact #2 - Wine collection
The largest wine collection in the world is the Mileștii Mici. It consists of over 1.4 million bottles and was included in the 2005 Guinness Book of Records.
Fact #3 - Internet speed
Moldova has a faster Internet connection than the USA. In a ranking of the fastest Internet connections, the small country ranks third out of 152.
Fact #4 - Country name
The country is generally called Moldova, but its official name is the Republic of Moldova.
Fact #5 - Flag
Until 2010, the flag of Moldavia had only a coat of arms on the front. Since 2010 the backside has a mirror-inverted coat of arms.
Fact #6 - The Alphabet
In 1939 the Soviet Union changed the alphabet from Latin to Cyrillic. After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989, the Latin alphabet was reintroduced.
Fact #7 - Jewish Cemetery
The largest Jewish cemetery in Europe is located in the Moldovan capital, Chișinău. Some of the gravestones date back to the year 1820.
Fact #8 - Cleopatra Stratan
Cleopatra Stratan is a Moldovan singer. In 2006, her song Ghiță topped the Romanian charts for five weeks and won her an MTV Award. What's so special about that? She was only 4 years old.
Fact #9 - Language
Moldova's population is largely bi- or trilingual. In addition to Romanian, Russian and Gagauz are also spoken, although Gagauz is only spoken by 200,000 people.
Fact #10 - Miorița
Miorița is a well-known Romanian ballad about the sheep Miorița and is very popular in Moldova. The first two verses of the song are even printed on Moldova's money.