Area: 33,846 km2 (13,068 sq miles)
Capital City: Chisinau
Population: 2,998,235 (2014 census)
Official Languages: Romanian
Boarding Countries: Ukraine, Romania
Currency: Leu (MDL)
Government: Constitutional Republic
The climate is of the humid continental type. The country is exposed to northerly cold winds in the winter and moderate westerly winds in the summer. The average temperature in July is 20°c (68°f). The average temperature in January is -4°c (24°f). Rainfall averages 58 cm (22.8 in) a year.