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Under Moldova’s regional administrative organization law, it is administratively divided into the following administrative district units: districts, cities / towns and villages. **The administrative divisions** of Moldova is organized at 2 levels. Villages, sectors and cities / towns constitute the first level.

Districts, Chișinău municipality, Bălți municipality and Bender municipality constitute the second level. Two or more villages can form a community together. With these criteria, Moldova consists of 32 districts, three municipalities and two autonomous territorials.

**Administrative divisions of Moldova** consists of 32 districts, three municipalities and two autonomous territorials. Three municipalities in Moldova are Chișinău, Bălți and Bender. Two autonomous regions are Gagauzia and Transnistria.

## Thirty-Two Districts of Moldova

The 32 districts located in Moldova are Anenii Noi, Basarabeasca, Briceni, Cahul, Cantemir, Călărași, Căușeni, Cimișlia, Criuleni, Dondușeni, Drochia, Dubăsari, Edineț, Fălești, Florești, Glodeni, Hîncești, Ialoveni, Leova, Nisporeni, Ocnița, Orhei, Rezina, Rîșcani, Sîngerei, Soroca, Strășeni, Șoldănești, Ștefan, Vodă, Taraclia, Telenești and Ungheni.

### Anenii Noi

**The Anenii Noi District **is a district in the central region of Moldova. The area is 892 square kilometers. The population of the region is 78,996 as of 2014 and the population density is 89 / square kilometers.

### Basarabeasca

**Basarabeasca District **is a district in the southern region of Moldova. The area is 295 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 23,012 and the population density is 78 / square kilometers.

### Briceni

**Briceni District **is a district in the north-west region of Moldova. The area of the region is 814 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 70,029 and the population density is 86 / sq. Km.

### Cahul

**Cahul District **is a district in the southern region of Moldova. The area of the region is 1,546 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 105,324 and the population density is 68 / square kilometers.

### Cantemir

**Cantemir District **is a district in the south of Moldova. The area is 870 square kilometers. The population of the region is 52,115 as of 2014 and the population density is 60 / sq. Km.

### Călărași

**Călărași District** is a district in the central region of Moldova. The area of the region is 753 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 64,401 and the population density is 86 / sq. Km.

### Căușeni

**Căușeni District **is a district in the central region of Moldova. The area of the region is 1,163 square kilometers. The population of the region is 81,185 as of 2014 and the population density is 70 / square kilometers.

### Cimișlia

**Basarabeasca District **is a district in the southern region of Moldova. The area of the region is 923 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 49,299 and the population density is 53 / square kilometers.

### Criuleni

**Criuleni District **is a district in the central region of Moldova. The area is 688 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 70,648 and the population density is 100 / square kilometers.

### Dondușeni

**Dondușeni** is a district in the northern part of Moldova. The area of the region is 645 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 37,856 and the population density is 59 / sq km.

### Drochia

**Drochia District **is a district in the northern part of Moldova. The area is 1,000 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 74,443 and the population density is 74 / square kilometers.

### Dubăsari

**The Dubăsari District **is a district in the eastern part of Moldova. The area is 309 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 29,271 and the population density is 95 / km2.

### Edineț

**The Edineț District **is a district in the north-west of Moldova. The area is 933 square kilometers. The population of the region as of 2014 is 71,849 and the population density is 77 / sq km.

### Fălești

**Fălești District **is a district in the northern part of Moldova. The area is 1,073 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 78,258 and the population density is 73 / square kilometers.

### Florești

**Florești District **is a district in the north-east of Moldova. The area is 1,108 square kilometers. The population of the region is 76,457 as of 2014 and the population density is 69 / sq km.

### Glodeni

**The Glodeni District **is a district in the northwestern region of Moldova. The area of the region is 754 square kilometers. The population of the region is 51,306 as of 2014 and the population density is 68 / sq km.

### Hîncești

**Hîncești District **is a district in the western part of Moldova. The area of the region is 1,484 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 103,784 and the population density is 70 / square kilometers.

### Ialoveni

**Ialoveni District **is a district in the central region of Moldova. The area of the region is 783 square kilometers. The population of the region is 93,154 as of 2014 and the population density is 120 / square kilometers.

### Leova

**The Leova District **is a district in the central region of Moldova. The area is 775 square kilometers. The population of the region is 44,702 as of 2014 and the population density is 58 / sq km.

### Nisporeni

**Nisporeni District** is a district in the western-central region of Moldova. The area is 630 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 53,154 and the population density is 84 / square kilometers.

### Ocnița

**The Ocnița** **District** is a district in the northern part of Moldova. The area is 597 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 47,425 and the population density is 79 / sq. Km.

### Orhei

**The Orhei ****District** is a district in the central region of Moldova. The area of the region is 1,228 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 101,502 and the population density is 83 / square kilometers.

### Rezina

**The Rezina ****District** is one of the 37 administrative divisions of Moldova.. The area is 621 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 42,486 and the population density is 68 / square kilometers.

### Rîșcani

**The Rîșcani District** is a district in the north-west of Moldova. The area of the region is 936 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 59,226 and the population density is 63 / km2.

### Sîngerei

**Sîngerei District **is a district in the northern part of Moldova. The area is 1,033 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 79,814 and the population density is 77 / square kilometers.

### Soroca

**The Soroca District **is a district in the north-east region of Moldova. The area is 1,043 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 77,656 and the population density is 74 / square kilometers.

### Strășeni

**The Strășeni District** is one of the 37 administrative divisions of Moldova.. The area is 730 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 82,675 and the population density is 110 / square kilometers.

### Șoldănești

**Șoldănești District **is a district in the north-east of Moldova. The area is 598 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 36,743 and the population density is 61 / km2.

### Ștefan Vodă

**Eftefan District **is a district in the south-east of Moldova. The area is 998 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 62,072 and the population density is 62 / square kilometers.

### Taraclia

**Taraclia District **is one of the 37 administrative divisions of Moldova. The area is 674 square kilometers. The population of the region is 37,357 as of 2014 and the population density is 55 / km2.

### Telenești

**Telenești District **is a district in the central region of Moldova. The area is 849 square kilometers. The population of the region is 61,144 as of 2014 and the population density is 72 / square kilometers.

### Ungheni

**Ungheni District **is a district in the southern region of Moldova. The area is 1,083 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 101,064 and the population density is 93 / square kilometers.

## Three Municipalities of Moldova

The three municipalities in Moldova are Chișinău, Bălți and Bender.

### Chișinău

**Chisinau **is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Moldova. Chisinau is one of the cities with plenty of green space in Europe, it is also an important trade and industrial center. Located on the banks of the Bic River, a tributary of the Dniester River, the city has five districts. According to 2017 figures, the city has 685.900 inhabitants and a surface area of 120 square kilometers. The population density of Chisinau is 549.19 square kilometers.

### Bălți

**Bălţi** is the second largest city in the Republic of Moldova. The name means “slime.” Bălţi, one of the cities with plenty of green space in Europe, is also an important trade and industrial center. Located on the banks of the river Răut, a branch of the Dniester River, the city has five districts. The city consists of an area of 78 km². Since 2014, the municipality has a population of 102,457.

### Bender

**Bender** has been under the control of the Republic of Transnistria, which has not been recognized since 1992, but is internationally linked to the Republic of Moldova. The city is located in **the Transnistria region**, east of the Dniester river. Under the laws of Moldova, the city is a separate municipality from the surrounding villages and the Transnistria. The city of Bender was located in the buffer zone established at the end of **the Transnistria War**. The Transnistria has de facto administrative management in the city, while the Joint Control Commission has predominant forces. The city has an area of 97.29 square kilometers and the population of the city is 91,000 as of 2015.

## Two Autonomous Territorial of Moldova

Moldova has two autonomous territorials. These regions; Gagauzia and Transnistria.

### Gagauzia

**Gagavuzia** is an autonomous state of the Republic of Moldova. Gagauzia has a very high agricultural potential due to its fertile soil. The agricultural sector meets the raw material needs of the food and agriculture based industry. Most of the working age population of the region is employed in this sector, and the basis of the socio-economic development of Gagauzia is based on agriculture. As of 2014, the area has a population of 1,832 and a population of 134,535 and a population density of 73.43 / square kilometers.

### Transnistria

**Transnistria** is an official administrative division established to define the territory controlled by Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, which is not recognized by the Government of Moldova. There are 147 settlements in Transnistria. The area of the region is 4,163 square kilometers. As of 2014, the population of the region is 505,153 and the population density is 124.6 / sq km.

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