Moldova Population: 4,037,292

Moldova, officially a republic of soviet, is a country that is located in the eastern European region. The country is popular for its several kinds of terrains that are hilly areas, forests, and vineyards. The wine cellar of nistreana is known as the largest wine cellars consisting of red wines and codru.

Moldova largest cities by population

The metropolitan area in the country is less as the urban population is only 34%. The population of the capital city Chisinau is 635994. Tiraspol is the second-largest populated city, and the estimated population is 157,000. The other cities of Moldova are balti, bender, and ribinita.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Chisinau 635,994 Comrat 22,911
Tiraspol 157,000 Edinet 22,872
Balti 125,000 Ceadir-Lunga 22,700
Bender 110,175 Causeni 21,690
Ribnita 55,455 Straseni 19,225
Cahul 34,492 Hincesti 16,900
Ungheni 34,422 Floresti 16,759
Soroca 27,423 Drochia 16,080
Orhei 24,918 Bilicenii Vechi 15,479
Dubasari 23,254 Slobozia 15,356

Moldova population history

The total population recorded for the year as per UN records is 4,037,345. The last population growth was seen in the year 1990 that is 4,365,564; it is a 0.74% growth. In the past decade, the population of the country is steadily decreasing. The highest decrease was seen in the year 2010 that is 4,086,081; it is a -0.35 % yearly decrease. The country holds 131st rank for the past three years in terms of the global population.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 4,033,963 -0.23% -9,300 -1,387 37.6 1.26 123 42.70% 1,721,540 0.05% 7,794,798,739 131
2019 4,043,263 -0.21% -8,681 -1,387 36 1.27 123 42.60% 1,721,748 0.05% 7,713,468,100 131
2018 4,051,944 -0.19% -7,740 -1,387 36 1.27 123 42.50% 1,722,646 0.05% 7,631,091,040 131
2017 4,059,684 -0.16% -6,325 -1,387 36 1.27 124 42.50% 1,724,067 0.05% 7,547,858,925 130
2016 4,066,009 -0.12% -4,691 -1,387 36 1.27 124 42.40% 1,725,772 0.05% 7,464,022,049 129
2015 4,070,700 -0.08% -3,076 -1,404 35.6 1.28 124 42.40% 1,727,653 0.06% 7,379,797,139 128
2010 4,086,081 -0.35% -14,642 -9,582 34.2 1.27 124 42.60% 1,740,791 0.06% 6,956,823,603 126
2005 4,159,293 -0.21% -8,673 -2,416 32.4 1.24 127 42.80% 1,778,440 0.06% 6,541,907,027 122
2000 4,202,658 -0.64% -27,588 -33,062 31.3 1.7 128 44.60% 1,873,240 0.07% 6,143,493,823 118
1995 4,340,597 -0.11% -4,993 -26,391 30.8 2.11 132 46.30% 2,008,726 0.08% 5,744,212,979 115
1990 4,365,564 0.70% 29,863 -16,906 29.9 2.64 133 46.70% 2,040,769 0.08% 5,327,231,061 111
1985 4,216,249 1.00% 41,035 -1,837 28.7 2.55 128 44.20% 1,861,995 0.09% 4,870,921,740 107
1980 4,011,076 0.88% 34,206 -5,283 27.7 2.44 122 40.40% 1,619,445 0.09% 4,458,003,514 105
1975 3,840,045 1.32% 48,898 11,165 26.2 2.56 117 36.20% 1,390,531 0.09% 4,079,480,606 104
1970 3,595,555 1.51% 51,793 14,890 26.3 2.66 109 32.10% 1,152,673 0.10% 3,700,437,046 102
1965 3,336,592 2.12% 66,428 20,178 26.2 3.15 102 27.60% 919,503 0.10% 3,339,583,597 101
1960 3,004,452 2.72% 75,488 28,314 26.1 3.44 91 23.40% 703,556 0.10% 3,034,949,748 99
1955 2,627,012 2.33% 57,203 18,019 26.6 3.5 80 20.70% 542,742 0.09% 2,773,019,936 101

Moldova population forecast

Even in the future years, the population of the country is diminishing. For the year 2050, the anticipated population is 3,360,177, that is a -0.83% fall in the total population. The fertility rate and the median age of the country for 2050 are estimated at 48.9 and 1.26 that is a stable increase. More population is also moving to the urban area in 2050 that is a 55.07% population.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 4,033,963 -0.18% -7,347 -1,387 37.6 1.26 123 42.70% 1,721,540 0.05% 7,794,798,739 131
2025 3,974,249 -0.30% -11,943 -1,387 39.8 1.26 121 43.50% 1,729,211 0.05% 8,184,437,460 131
2030 3,885,896 -0.45% -17,671 -1,387 42.4 1.26 118 45.00% 1,749,048 0.05% 8,548,487,400 131
2035 3,771,974 -0.59% -22,784 -1,387 45 1.26 115 47.10% 1,778,462 0.04% 8,887,524,213 132
2040 3,641,185 -0.70% -26,158 -1,387 47 1.26 111 49.90% 1,816,650 0.04% 9,198,847,240 134
2045 3,502,819 -0.77% -27,673 -1,387 48.4 1.26 107 52.80% 1,851,057 0.04% 9,481,803,274 137
2050 3,360,177 -0.83% -28,528 48.9 1.26 102 55.70% 1,873,266 0.03% 9,735,033,990 141

Moldova demographics

The average life expectancy rate in the country is calculated as 72.30. The infant mortality rate is highest, which is 10.6. This is the reason the age group of 0-14 years population is only 15.9%. The male and female population for the current year is recorded as 1,931,953 and 2,102,010. The sex ratio of males and females shows that the female population is 0.96% more than the male population.

Moldova religion and politics 

There is no specific state religion in Moldova. However, there are a majority of 90% orthodox Christians in the country. This orthodox has two divisions they are Russian metropolis and a Romanian metropolis. The other small religious group of people is Muslims, Catholics, and Jews. More than 7% of the population claims that they are nonreligious.

Moldova economy 

The economy of Moldova is unstable. The sector contributing to the country’s economy is agriculture 40%. This is possible due to fertile black soil. Some of the exports are wheat, corn, beet, sugar, and soybeans.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%