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Transnistria seceded unilaterally from Moldova in 1992. This independence is internationally not recognized but it has not been disputed by either Russia or Moldova.
Location Eastern Europe Capital Chisinau Main Religion Christianity (orthodoxy) National Language Moldovan. The other official language is Russian. (Ethnologists differ on whether Moldovan is a separate language from Romanian.) History Moldova seceded from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Transnistria (see this page) seceded unilaterally from Moldova in 1992.
The region of "Gagauzia" is autonomous.
International Oval MD ISO Code MD
(1) Picture by John Perez
(2) Jim Fox/Picture by Greg Gibson
(3) Picture by Dirk Elbers
(4) Cedric Sabine