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                                         by Graham Rhind



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Though peaceful, the area to the north and east of the Dnestr River is controlled by rebel Russian and Gargauz minorities. Peace is kept by a peace-keeping force of Moldavans, Russians and Transdniestrians.

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Moldova - Country information


Local short name form

Official name



2 998 235 (2014, excludes Transdnietria) [1]



International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Moldova - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 19th May 2021

In Romanian:


(where , indicates the decimal separator and . the thousands separator)

In Russian:

   1 234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and a space the thousands separator)

Moldova - Date and time formats


   Note: This section last updated 19th May 2021

Moldova - Languages


The official language, Romanian External, is spoken by some 59% of the population. There are some 20 000 Belorussian-speakers; 361 000 Bulgarian External-speakers; 1 859 Crimean Turkish-speakers; 173 000 Gargauz External-speakers; 7 000 German-speakers; 562 000 Russian-speakers; 12 000 Balkan Romani External-speakers and 600 000 Ukrainian-speakers.

Moldova - Personal names and forms of address


Romanian forms of address are used, though the Russian patronymic naming system is used. Please refer to the chapter on Russia for more information. The surname is often written first, and in capital letters, in the address block.

   Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Moldova - Company legal forms


Moldovan company types include:

   Business co-operative
   General (full liability) partnership
   Joint stock company
   Lease enterprise
   Limited liability company
   Limited liability partnership
   Production Co-operative
   Sole proprietorship
   State and municipal enterprise
   Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http:www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Moldova - Address format


   Note: This section last updated 22nd August 2020

Addresses in Moldova are written:

   SURNAME[ ]Given name
   Thoroughfare name[, ]building number[, ]sub-building information
   postal code[ ]POSTAL TOWN

for example




A comma is sometimes written after the postal code.

The Moldovan postal authorities prefer that ’MD-’ is placed before the postal codes, but the rules of the country from which the mail is sent must define if you do this - please refer to Formatting an international address.

   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Moldova - Post office box


   Note: This section last updated 22nd August 2020

This is written Căsuţă Poştală, abbreviated to C.P. in Romanian.

Moldova - Postal codes


Postal codes (Codul Poştal) consist of a block of 4 digits. The first two digits are the routing area and code, the final two the delivery office and code. Codes can cover a single building or range of buildings, or a complete settlements.

The Moldovan postal authorities prefer that ’MD-’ is placed before the postal codes, but the rules of the country from which the mail is sent must define if you do this - please refer to Formatting an international address.

   Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Moldova - Postal code format graphic



Moldova - Postal code format

Moldova - Postal code specifics

Moldova - Postal code regular expression


Moldova - Postal code level of coverage


Moldova - Postal code map

Moldova postal codes map Click on image to enlarge it

Place names in Moldova


   Note: This section last updated 22nd January 2017

Refer to Exonyms in Moldova for full lists of place names in Moldova in other languages.

   Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External
   Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Moldova - Administrative districts


Moldova has 32 raions External (raioane, singular - raionul), 3 municipalities (municipiu) (shown in the list below with an asterisk), and 1 autonomous territorial unit (unitate teritorială autonomă) (shown in the list below with a §) and 1 territorial unit (unitate teritorială,shown in the list below with a Δ). These are not found in addresses except where they correspond with a place name:

County Postal code ranges
Anenii Noi External 65, 7722-7724
Bălţi External * 31, 4930
Basarabeasca External 6700, 6701 (shared with Cimişlia)
Bender External *  
Briceni External 47
Cahul External 39, 5311-5323, 7323, 7333 (shared with Cantemir), 7415
Cantemir External 73 (not 7323; 7333 shared with Cahul)
Călăraşi External 4100 (shared with Cimişlia), 44 (4435 shared with Străşeni)
Căuşeni External 4221, 4223, 43, 5716, 770, 7711, 7714, 7716-7717, 7719-7720, 7725-7726, 7729-7730
Chişinău External * 2, 3733, 4814, 4823, 4839, 6812
Cimişlia External 41 (4100 shared with Călăraşi), 67 (not 6700< 6701 shared with Basarabeasca), 7718
Criuleni External 48 (not 4814, 4823, 4839)
Donduşeni External 51 (not 5122, 5125-5126, 5128, 5133, 5135, 5137-5138, 5142)
Drochia External 52 (5222 shared with Rişcani), 5629
Dubasari External  
Edineţ External 46, 7115
Făleşti External 59
Floreşti External 50 (5020 shared with Sîngerei), 66 (not 6641, 6647)
Găgăuzia External § 38, 5301-5302, 5351-5355, 61
Glodeni External 49 (not 4930)
Hînceşti External 3, 6420, 6422, 6426
Ialoveni External 68 (not 6812), 7713, 7715, 7721, 7727-7728, 7731
Leova External 63
Nisporeni External 64 (not 6420,6422, 6425, 6426, 6431)
Ocniţa External 71 (not 7115)
Orhei External 35, 5439
Rezina External 54 (not 5439)
Rişcani External 5222 (shared with Drochia), 56 (not 5629)
Sîngerei External 5020 (shared with Floreşti), 62
Soldăneşti External 72
Soroca External 30, 5122, 5125-5126, 5128, 5133, 5135, 5137-5138, 5142, 6641, 6647
Ştefan-Vodă External 42 (not 4221, 4223)
Stinga Nistrului External Δ  
Străşeni External 37 (not 3733), 4435 (shared with Călăraşi), 6425, 6431
Taraclia External 74 (not 7415)
Teleneşti External 58
Ungheni External 36 (3631 shared with Călăraşi)

Administrative districts graphic


Telephone numbers in Moldova


   Note: This section last updated 14th June 2016

Moldova has no area codes and all telephone numbers have a length of 8 (when called from abroad). Mobile numbers commence with one of these number ranges: 600-611, 620-621, 677, 671-676, 680-689, 690-699, 760, 767, 780-786, 788, 790-799.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 

Properties with value Moldova


  1. ^ citypopulation.de/en/moldova/admin/ External 20230120

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