The Republic of Moldova lies in the central part of Europe in the northeastern Balkans.
The capital of Moldova is Chisinau. On the North, East and South Moldova is surrounded by Ukraine, and on the West it is separated from Romania by the Prut River.
The Republic of Moldova belongs to the group of countries located in the Black Sea Basin. It maintains close mutually advantageous commercial ties with these countries as well as the countries located in the Danube Basin. The southern border of the country extends almost as far as the Black Sea, which can be accessed through the Nistru Liman and the Danube River.
Geographical Coordinates: Between latitudes 45°28' - 48°28' North (350 km long) and longitudes 26°40' - 30°06' East (150 km long).
The lowest point: The Dniester River (2 m below sea level)
The highest point: Bălăneşti Elevation (430 m above sea level)
The northernmost point: Latitude 48°28' North (Naslavcea, Edineţ Region)
The southernmost point: Latitude 45°28' North (Giurgiuleşti, Cahul Region)
The westernmost point: Longitude 26°40' East (Criva, Edineţ Region)
The easternmost point: Longitude 30°06' East (Palanca, Tighina Region).
Total: 33,843 square km
Land: 33,371 square km
Water: 472 square km