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Flag of Moldova

Use: National flag and ensign (Obverse shown)
Proportion: 1:2
Adopted: 6 November 1990
Design: A vertical tricolour of blue, yellow and red; charged with the Coat of Arms centered on the yellow band.

Variant flag of Moldova

Use: War flag
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: 28 March 1991
Design: A blue cloth, bearing a red cross within a larger yellow cross. On the front of the cloth, in the center, lies the Emblem of the National Army. The reverse of the flag has the chromatic layout and features in the center the army motto in golden letters: Romanian: "Pentru Onoare! Pentru Patrie! Pentru Tricolor!" (For Honour! For Country! For the Tricolour!)
The state flag of Moldova is a vertical tricolour of blue, yellow, and red, charged with the coat of arms of Moldova (an eagle holding a shield charged with an aurochs) on the center bar. The obverse is mirrored. The flag ratio is 1:2. Until further provisions, the State Flag of Moldova is used as the national flag and ensign as well, that is, civil, state and war flag and ensign.

The blue, red, and yellow tricolor of Moldova is identical to the flag of Romania, reflecting the two countries' national and cultural affinity. On Moldova's flag the yellow stripe is charged with the national arms. Like the Romanian coat of arms, the Moldovan arms, adopted in 1990, features a dark golden eagle holding an Orthodox Christian cross in its beak. Instead of a sword, the eagle is holding an olive branch, symbolizing peace. The blue and red shield on the eagle's chest is charged with the traditional symbols of Moldova: an aurochs' head, flanked by a rose in dexter and a crescent in sinister, and having a star between its horns, all of gold. These two national flags are also very similar to the flags of Chad and Andorra, which are all based on vertical stripes of blue, yellow, and red.

Republic of Moldova

Republica Moldova (Romanian)
Flag of Moldova
Coat of arms
Anthem: "Limba Noastră"
(English: "Our Language")
Location of Moldova (green) and Transnistria (light green) in Europe.
Location of Moldova (green) and
Transnistria (light green) in Europe.
Location of Moldova
and largest city
47°0′N 28°55′E / 47.000°N 28.917°E / 47.000; 28.917
Official languages Romanian (also named Moldovan)a
Recognised regional languages
  • Gagauz
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian
Inter-ethnic languages Russian
Ethnic groups
(2014; excluding Transnistria)
75.1% Moldovan
7.0% Romanian
6.6% Ukrainian
4.6% Gagauz
4.1% Russian
1.9% Bulgarian
0.36% Romani
0.07% Poles
0.89% other
Demonym(s) Moldovan
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
• President
Igor Dodon
• Prime Minister
Pavel Filip
• President of the Parliament
Andrian Candu
Legislature Parliament
• Principality of Moldavia
• Bessarabia Governorate
• Moldavian Democratic Republic
15 December 1917
• Union with Romania
9 April 1918
• Moldavian ASSR
12 October 1924
• Moldavian SSR
2 August 1940
Independence from the Soviet Union
27 August 1991b
• Admitted to the United Nations
2 March 1992
• Constitution adopted
29 July 1994
• Including Transnistria
33,846 km2 (13,068 sq mi) (135th)
• Water (%)
1.4 (including Transnistria)
• Excluding Transnistria
29,683 km2 (11,461 sq mi)
• 2017 census
(including Transnistria)
• Density
75/km2 (194.2/sq mi) (145th)
GDP (PPP) 2019 estimate
• Total
$27.271 billion
• Per capita
GDP (nominal) 2019 estimate
• Total
$12.037 billion
• Per capita
Gini (2014) Positive decrease 26.8
HDI (2017) Increase 0.700
high · 112th
Currency Leu (MDL)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
• Summer (DST)
Driving side right
Calling code +373
Patron saint Saint George
ISO 3166 code MD
Internet TLD .md
Official website Edit this at Wikidata
  1. As determined by the Moldovan Declaration of Independence, which the Constitutional court of Moldova found to take precedence over Article 13 of the Constitution, which uses the name "Moldovan".[1]
  2. Date of proclamation. Independence subsequently finalized with the dissolution of the USSR in December 1991.
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