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Flag Description

Three equal vertical bands of blue (hoist side), yellow, and red; emblem in center of flag is of a Roman eagle of gold outlined in black with a red beak and talons carrying a yellow cross in its beak and a green olive branch in its right talons and a yellow scepter in its left talons; on its breast is a shield divided horizontally red over blue with a stylized aurochs head, star, rose, and crescent all in black-outlined yellow; based on the color scheme of the flag of Romania - with which Moldova shares a history and culture - but Moldova's blue band is lighter; the reverse of the flag does not display any coat of arms.

note: one of only three national flags that differ on their obverse and reverse sides - the others are Paraguay and Saudi Arabia

Independence / Republic Days
Independence Declaration of Independence (from the Soviet Union)
27 August 19913

Capital
Chisinau

Calling code
373

Currency
Moldovan leu (MDL)

Geographic Coordinates
47°0'N 28°55'E

Official languages
Moldovan (Romanian)