Population of Moldova
Moldova has a population of more than 3.5 million people.
- Moldovans (65%);
- other nations (Romanians, Bulgarians, Gagauz, Jews).
Moldovans inhabit mainly northern andcentral regions of the country; Russian and Ukrainians arrived in Moldova after the Second World War, and live mostly in the cities, and the rest of the peoples settled in the south, in the rural areas.
On the 1 sq km is home to 111 people, but densely populated areas are Ungheni, Cahul, Orhei and sparsely populated - Bessarabian, Taraclia, Dubasari district.
Official language - Moldovan, but in Moldova widespread Russian, Romanian and Ukrainian languages.
Big cities: Chisinau, Tighina, Tiraspol, Balti, Bender, Cahul, Ribnita.
Most of Moldova's citizens profess Orthodox Christianity.
Male population on average live to 67, andfeminine - up to 75 years. In recent years, Moldova has managed to increase the average life expectancy by reducing the level of general and infant mortality.
The main causes of mortality -cardiovascular, pulmonary, cancer and circulatory system diseases. The causes of many diseases of Moldova's citizens lie in the wrong diet (they consume a lot of sugar, salt and fats), sedentary lifestyle, bad habits. Because of all this, in the country there is a delay of physical development of children up to 5 years (6% of children), many of them found anemia and iodine deficiency in the body.
Traditions and customs of the inhabitants of Moldova
Traditions of Moldova relating to different areas of activity of Moldovans (music, dance, wine, work of folk artists).
In Moldova, the widespread traditionalart, especially pottery: ceramic products are used for the storage and preparation of food. These products have the original design - jugs, pots and other products in Moldova decorated with the decor of lines, dots and circles.
If you happen to visit Moldovabe sure to purchase a hand embroidery - clothes, towels, tablecloths or curtains (Moldovan embroidery distinguishes special colors and ornamental themes).
Of interest are pre-wedding Moldovantradition: before preparing for the wedding, future newlyweds have in the presence of close friends exchange rings, but only if they can find them in a plate of wheat with 3 attempts.
In Moldova, love holidays, especially Wine Day (2Sunday in October) - this time it attracts numerous visitors of the country, to have fun, take part in the carnival entertainment and wine tasting.
Moldovans - hospitable people, and came toMoldova, you can get to know them and their interesting traditions (you will be welcomed by offering drink Moldovan wine and taste the delicious dishes prepared by the mistress of the house).