Ten fun facts about Transnistria


Fact 1
Transnistria is landlocked and borders Bessarabia to the West, and Ukraine to the East.

Fact 2
Tiraspol, the capital and largest city of Transnistria, has about 160,000 inhabitants.

Fact 3
Indo-European tribes for millennia had inhabited the area where Transnistria now is located because it was a borderland between Dacia and Scythia. Early Germanic and Turkic tribes were also present in the area during their attacks and invasions of the Roman Empire.


Fact 4
Transnistria is subdivided into five districts.

Fact 5
Transnistria is considered by the vast majority of countries as a legal part of the Republic of Moldova.

Fact 6
Only the partially recognized states of South Ossetia and Abkhazia recognize it as a sovereign entity after it declared independence from Moldova in 1990 with Tiraspol as its declared capital.

Fact 7
Ninety-one percent of the Transnistrian population adhere to Eastern Orthodox Christianity, with 4 percent adhering to Roman Catholicism.

Fact 8
Transnistria has a mixed economy.

Fact 9
Transnistria has its own central bank, which issues Transnistrian currency, the Transnistrian ruble.

Fact 10
The leading industry is steel, due to the Moldova Steel Works, which accounts for about 60% of the budget revenue of the country.


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is a breakaway state located mostly on a strip of land between the River Dniester and the eastern Moldovan border with Ukraine.

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