Moldova is a largely rural country in Eastern Europe located between Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south.
Located close to the Black Sea, the country has a mild and sunny climate.
As of 2006, there were 16 state and 15 private institutions of higher education in Moldova, with over 126,000 students.
Moldova has made progress in economic reform since independence in 1991. Inflation was brought down from over 105% in 1994 to 11% in 1997 and it continues to make progress toward developing a viable free-market economy.
Moldova is located geographically at the crossroads of Latin, Slavic and other cultures. It has maintained its own culture whilst also adopting some of the traditions of its neighbours and other cultures. Moldova is a country well known for its wine and has been throughout history. Evidence of this is present in historical memorials and documents, folklore, and even the Moldovan spoken language. The national sport in Moldova is called Trânta (a form of wrestling). Football and Rugby Union are also popular sports. *
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* Source: Wikipedia