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Assumption of Our Lady Church
Flag of Căușeni
Coat of arms of Căușeni
Coat of arms
Căușeni is located in Moldova
Location within Moldova
Coordinates: 46°38′N 29°24′E / 46.633°N 29.400°E / 46.633; 29.400Coordinates: 46°38′N 29°24′E / 46.633°N 29.400°E / 46.633; 29.400
Country  Moldova
County Căușeni District
 • Mayor Grigorie Repesciuc
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 15,939
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code MD-4300
Area code(s) +373 243
Climate Cfb
Website primaria.causeni.org

Căușeni (Romanian pronunciation: [kə.uˈʃenʲ]; Russian: Каушаны, translit. Kaushany) is a city and the administrative center of Căușeni District, Moldova.

Its population at the 2004 census was 17,757, of which 14,807 Moldovans/Romanians, 960 Ukrainians, 1,521 Russians, 82 Gagauzians, 273 Bulgarians, 6 Jews, 3 Poles, 8 Gypsies, and 97 other/undeclared.[2]


The 17th century Assumption of Our Lady Church is the oldest surviving building in the town. It is set more than 3 feet (0.91 m) below ground level and preserves the only medieval fresco in the Republic of Moldova. Executed by Walachian painters in a late Byzantine-Romanian style, the interiors feature religious scenes and iconography in vibrant reds, gold, and blues.

At one time it was a vibrant Jewish shtetl. In 1897, 45 percent of the population (1,675) was Jewish, most working in agriculture.[3]

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