Situated in the Eastern Europe, Moldova is a landlocked country that lies between Ukraine and Romania. Even though Moldova is near the Black Sea, it is landlocked. A large portion of this country is located in between two rivers and they are the Prut and the Dniester.

Since antiquity Moldova has been considered as a productive agricultural location, because it has a temperate continental climate and rich soil. It has mild winters and warm summers.

Chisinau is the capital city of the country and its other chief cities are Tighina, Balti and Tiraspol. Moldova is a country that has natural beauty.

Moldova has a good farmland but it does not have any major mineral deposit. Since it has a good farmland, the nation chiefly depend on agriculture for revenue. Wine, fruits, vegetables and tobacco are some of the chief produce of the country.

As compared to other countries in Europe, Moldova is considered to be the poorest nation. The wine from this nation is very popular and as such, viticulture and wine making are some of the common occupations in the country.

The wine industry is well established and most of the wines made are exported to other countries. The largest wine cellar in the world is found in the nation.

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    Soroca Fort

    Soroca Fortress is a historic fort in the Republic of Moldova, in the modern-day city of Soroca. The city has its origin in the medieval Genoese trade post of Olchionia, or Alchona. It is known for its well-preserved stronghold, established by the Moldavian Prince Stephen the Great in 1499.

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    Struve Geodetic Arc, Rudi

    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.

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    The Candle of Gratitude

    This national monument, a symbol of the Moldavian people, which catches the eye of people passing by, can surely complete the visiting card of Moldova.

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    Tighina (Bender) Fortress

    Tighina Fortress was first mentioned as an important customs post in a commerce grant issued by Moldavian hospodar Alexandru cel Bun to merchants from Lvov on October 8 1408. The document is written in Old East Slavic and the place is named - Tyagyanakacha. The name Tighina is seen in documents since the second half of the 15th century.

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    Tighina (Bender) Fortress, Old Fort

    This is the old mediaeval fort of Tighina Fortress, which was first built in the 15-16'th Centuries by the princes of Moldavia. Occupied by the Ottomans in 1538 (in a campaign lead by the Sultan Soliman the Magnificent), the fort was strenghtened in 1541 and became the center of an Ottoman "raya" (in which were included the surrounding Moldavian villages).