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Spellings: Kishinev, Kishiniv, Kishinef, Kishineff, Kischinew, Romanian: Chișinău, Russian: Кишинев, Кишинёв, Yiddish: קעשענעוו, Moldovan: Кишинэу, Ukrainian: Кишинів

Coordinates: 47°00'N 28°51'E


Kishinev is located on the river Bâc, a tributary of the Dniester, with an area of 120 square kilometers (46 sq mi). The municipality comprises 635 square kilometers (245 sq mi).

The city lies in central Moldova and is surrounded by a relatively level landscape with very fertile ground. This has allowed for the cultivation of grapevine and fruit since medieval times.

Currently the capital of the Republic of Moldova, it belonged to the Principality and become the center of the District of Bessarabia when it came under the Russian Empire administration in 1812.

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