Chişinău (Romanie pronunciation: [kiʃiˈnəw]; or Kishinev (afore 1991), Roushie: Кишинёв, Kishinyov) is the caipital an lairgest municipality o Moldovae. It is an aa its main industrial an commercial centre an is locatit in the middle o the kintra, on the river Bîc. The population o the ceety is 592,900 (2007) that grows tae 911,400 in the hale metropolitan aurie.

Banner o Chișinău
Official seal of Chișinău
Chișinău is located in Moldova
Location o Chișinău in Moldovae
Coordinates: 47°0′00″N 28°55′00″E / 47.00000°N 28.91667°E / 47.00000; 28.91667Coordinates: 47°0′00″N 28°55′00″E / 47.00000°N 28.91667°E / 47.00000; 28.91667
Kintra Moldovae
 • MayorDorin Chirtoacă, syne 2007
 • City571 km2 (220 sq mi)
85 m (279 ft)
 (1 January 2012)[1]
 • City1,129,300
 • Density1392.3/km2 (3,606/sq mi)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Area code(s)+373 22

Chişinău is the maist economically prosperous locality in Moldovae, an its lairgest transportation hub. As the maist economically an socially important municipality in Moldovae, the ceety haes a braid reenge o eddicational facilities.

Name Eedit

Accordin tae ae version, the name comes frae the archaic Romane wird chişla (meanin "spring", "soorce o watter") an nouă ("new"), acause it wis biggit aroond a sma spring. Nouadays, the spring is locatit at the corner o Pushkin an Albişoara streets.[2]

Ae alternative version, bi Stefan Ciobanu, Romanie historian an academician, haulds it, that the name wis formed the same wey as the name o Chişineu (alternative spellin: Chişinău) in Wastren Romanie, naur the mairch wi Hungary. Its Hungarian name is Kisjenő, frae whilk the Romanie name oreeginates.[3] Kisjenő in turn comes frae kis "sma" + the "Jenő" tribe, ane o the seiven Hungarian tribes that entered the Carpathian Basin in 896 an gied the name o 21 settlements.[4]

Chişinău is an aa kent in Roushie as Кишинёв (Kishinyov). It is written Kişinöv in the Latin Gagauz alphabet. It wis an aa written as "Кишинэу" in the Moldovan Cyrillic alphabet in Soviet times. Historically, the Inglis leid name for the ceety, "Kishinev", wis based on the modifee'd Roushie ane acause it entered the Inglis leid via Roushie at the time Chişinău wis pairt o the Roushie Empire (e.g. Kishinev pogrom). Therefore, it remains a common Inglis name in some historical contexts. Itherweys, housomeivver, the Romanie-based "Chişinău" haes been steadily gainin braider uiss, especially in written leid.

Internaitional relations Eedit

Twin touns - Sister ceeties Eedit

Chişinău is twinned wi:

References Eedit

  1. "Preliminary number of resident population in the Republic of Moldova as of January 1, 2012" (Press release). National Bureau of Statistics of Moldova. 8 Februar 2012. Retrieved 18 Februar 2012.
  2. (in Romanie) History o Chişinău Archived 2003-07-22 at the Wayback Machine on, Retrieved on 2008-10-12
  3. (in Romanie) Istoria Orasului Archived 2012-03-01 at the Wayback Machine
  4. [1] Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine (in Hungarian)
  5. "Ankara Metropolitan Municipality: Sister Cities of Ankara". © 2007 Ankara Büyükşehir Belediyesi - Tüm Hakları Saklıdır. Kullanım Koşulları & Gizlilik. Archived frae the original on 14 Januar 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2008.
  6. Jérôme Steffenino, Marguerite Masson. "Ville de Grenoble - Coopérations et villes jumelles". Archived frae the original on 14 October 2007. Retrieved 29 October 2009."Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 14 October 2007. Retrieved 26 Mairch 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. designatit bi Sister Cities International
  8. "Tel Aviv sister cities" (in Hebrew). Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality. Archived frae the original on 14 Februar 2009. Retrieved 19 Januar 2008.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  9. "Yerevan Municipality - Sister Cities". © 2005—2009 Archived frae the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 22 Juin 2009. freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)