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For the commune in the same district with the same name, see Donduşeni, Donduşeni.
Donduşeni is located in Moldova
Location in Moldova
Coordinates: 48°13′N 27°35′E / 48.217°N 27.583°E / 48.217; 27.583Coordinates: 48°13′N 27°35′E / 48.217°N 27.583°E / 48.217; 27.583
Country  Moldova
District Donduşeni District
Elevation 715 ft (218 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 10,700
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Climate Dfb

Donduşeni (Romanian pronunciation: [donˈduʃenʲ]) is a city in the north of Moldova. It is the administrative, economic, and cultural center of Donduşeni District. Its postal code is MD-5100. The population at the 2004 census was 9,801.


At the 1930 census, the locality (then a village) was known as Dondoşani-Gară (literally Dondoşani Station), and had a population of 953. It was part of Plasa Climăuţi of Soroca County.

Ethnic composition
Ethnic group 1930 census 2004 census
Moldovans (Romanians) 338 6,495
Ruthenians (Ukrainians) 42 2,055
Russians 280 1,146
Jews 277 12
Bulgarians 1 17
Gagauzians - 12
Poles 13 7
Gypsies - 1
Germans 1 56
Serbians, Croatians, Slovenes 1
others -
Total 953 9,801
Native language
Language 1930 census 2004 census
Romanian 340 N/A
Yiddish 270 N/A
Russian 196 N/A
Ukrainian 138 N/A
Polish 7 N/A
German 1 N/A
Serbo-Croatian, Slovene 1 N/A
Total 953 9,801

There are three high schools in Donduşeni, one Romanian, the Alexei Mateevici Lyceum, and two Russian.

Donduşeni has a hospital, a hotel, a police office, some caffes, and restaurants.


Notable people[edit]


Veaceslav Ioniţă, Ghidul oraşelor din Republica Moldova/ Veaceslav Ioniţă. Igor Munteanu, Irina Beregoi. - Chişinău,: TISH, 2004 (F.E.-P. Tipografia Centrală). 248 p. ISBN 9975-947-39-5