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The population in 2001 was estimated to be 4.4 million. The major cities of Moldova are Chiinu (Kishinev) 735,000; Tiraspol 194,000, Balti 157,000; Bender (Tighina) 137,000.

The population consists of several ethnic groups: Moldovan 64%, Ukrainian 14%, Russian 13%, Gagauzi 4%, Bulgarian 2%, Other 2%. The majority religion is eastern Orthodox 98.5%, and then Jewish 1.5%.[1]


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Moldova,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2002.