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Moldova / COVID-19
Population 4,128,047
Total Confirmed 268105
Active 261699
Total deaths 6406
Total recovered 0
Death rate 2.39 %

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Moldova ( (listen), occasionally UK: ), officially the Republic of Moldova (Romanian: Republica Moldova), is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It's bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south. The capital city is Chișinău. The majority of the Moldovan territory was a part of the Principality of Moldavia from the 14th century until 1812, when it was ceded to the Russian Empire by the Ottoman Empire (to which Moldavia was a vassal state) and became known as Bessarabia. In 1856, southern Bessarabia was returned to Moldavia, which three years later united with Wallachia to form Romania, but Russian rule was revived over the whole of the region in 1878. During the 1917 Russian Revolution, Bessarabia temporarily became a sovereign state within the Russian Republic, known as the Moldavian Democratic Republic. In February 1918, the Moldavian Democratic Republic declared independence and then incorporated into Romania later that year following a vote of its own assembly. The decision was disputed by Soviet Russia, which in 1924 established, within the Ukrainian SSR, a Moldavian autonomous republic (MASSR) on partially Moldovan-inhabited lands to the east of Bessarabia. In 1940, as a consequence of the Molotov--Ribbentrop Pact, Romania was compelled to cede Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina to the Soviet Union, leading to the production of the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic (Moldavian SSR), which included the greater part of Bessarabia and the westernmost strip of the former MASSR (east of the Dniester River). On 27 August 1991, as the dissolution of the Soviet Union was underway, the Moldavian SSR declared independence and took the title Moldova. The constitution of Moldova was adopted in 1994. The strip of the Moldovan land on the east bank of the Dniester has been under the de facto control of the breakaway authorities of Transnistria since 1990. Because of decrease in agricultural and industrial output following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the service industry has grown to dominate Moldova's economy and is over 60% of the country's GDP. It's the poorest country in Europe by GDP per capita, and it has the lowest Human Development Index from the continent. Moldova is a parliamentary republic with a president as head of state and a prime minister as head of government. It's a member state of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC).

Source: Wikipedia