Squashed between Romania and Ukraine in eastern Europe, Moldova is one of those countries that does not get too much press and not too many people around the world know much about Moldova. Moldova is one of the former soviet republics of Eastern Europe. The country has a terrain of forests, rocky hills, and beautiful vineyards. Moldova shares lots of cultural and linguistic roots with Romania, our neighbor. Here are some little known, but cool facts about Moldova:
- Moldova is placed the 12th among the top world wine exporters. Vine growing and wine making in Moldova counts for almost 5,000 years.
- Europe’s Largest Jewish Cemetery is in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova.
- The largest underground wine cellars in the world, Cricova and Milestii Mici, are “hidden” in this country. The Milestii Mici’s wine collection of 1.5 million bottles has been included in the Guinness World Records at the category The Largest Quality Wine Collection in the World.
- Strong Drinks Museum, in Tirnauca village, is the largest building in the world in the shape of a bottle (28m).
- The underground Cave “Emil Racovita”, in Criva, is the 8th greatest cave on the planet
- Moldova Has A Faster Internet Connection Than Norway, America, And 150 Other Countries. Out of 152 countries included in the ranking of Internet access speed, Moldova is on the 3rd place.
- In the time of the USSR Soroca became the Gipsy capital of the world.
These are some of the lesser known details about Moldova. But Moldova has much more to offer, with a rich history and a great country.