Moldova is a small, rural country that sits between Ukraine and Romania. Before World War II, it was part of Romania. After World War II, it belonged to the Soviet Union until 1991, when it gained its independence. Many Ukrainians and Russians live here. They want to be independent from Moldova. Sometimes the people fight over the land still.
Moldovans have a long history. They are proud of their culture and their traditions. They believe in having strong families. When a baby is born, the oldest woman in the father’s family helps bathe the baby. The woman puts flowers, money, honey and milk in the water to nourish the baby. After the baby is bathed, the woman gives the baby to its mother and offers her blessings. Moldovans have other traditions that keep their families close.
Fun Facts About Moldova for Kids
- The capital city of Moldova is Chisinau.
- 4,206,000 people live in Moldova.
- Moldova has 13,000 square miles of land.
- Moldovans speak Moldovan, Russian and Gagauz.
- The main religion in Moldova is Eastern Orthodox, a Christian faith.
- Rural: mostly farms and fields with small towns or villages
- Independent: free; separate
- Nourish: feed, support growth
All About Moldova Video for Kids
Here’s a great video for kids on Moldova:
Question: Do Moldovans celebrate Christmas?
Answer: Christmas and Easter are the two biggest holidays in Moldova because they are religious holidays.
Map of Moldova
Here’s a map of the country of Moldova and all its cities and villages. Zoom in to get into street level or zoom out to see other countries around Moldova! You can see the terrain, but also see the roads, images of the buildings and even take a 3D tour through the streets of the cities of Moldova, as though you are actually there!