Official namePridnestrovian Moldavian Republic
Name in local languageРепублика Молдовеняскэ Нистрянэ (mo) ; Придністровська Молдавська Республіка (uk) ; Приднестрóвская Молдáвская Респýблика (ru)
SubcontinentEurope (outside the European Union)
Population (ranking: 179e)503,640 inhabitants (2018)
Population growth-0.10 % / year
Area4,163 km²
Density120.98 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 221e)1.000 billions $USD (2007)
GDP/capita (ranking)2,000 $USD (2007)
GDP growth0.00 % / year (2007)
Life expectancy (ranking)0.00 years (2018)
Birth rate0.00 ‰ (2018)
Fertility rate0.00 children / woman (2018)
Death rate (ranking)0.00 ‰ (2018)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)0.00 ‰ (2018)
Literacy rate0.00 % (2018)
Official languagesMoldovan, Russian, Ukrainian
CurrencyTransnistrian ruble (PRB)
HDI (ranking: 154e)0.700 / 1 (2017)
EPI (ranking)0.00 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary semi-presidential republic
Head of StatePresident Vadim Krasnoselsky
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DemonymTransnistrian, Pridnestrovian
Transnistrie – petite
Unrecognized independence

Transnistria is a small, unrecognized state that emerged from the disintegration of the former USSR. It is located between Moldova, of which it was officially part until the unilateral proclamation of its independence, and Ukraine, along a narrow strip of land along the Dniester River. No United Nations country, with the exception of Russia, currently recognizes the independence of Transnistria. It is therefore considered as an enclave with a Russian majority (which represents only about 30% of the population) on the sidelines of Moldova.

Place Souvorov, Tiraspol, Transnistrie
Souvorov Plaza, Tiraspol, Transnistria. Photo: Донор, Wikipedia
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Urban areas (2011)
Urban areasPopulation
Tiraspol229,451 inhabitants
Tighina (Bender)83,772 inhabitants
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See also