Leova

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Leova is also another name for Liuva.
Leova
Official seal of Leova
Seal
Leova is located in Moldova
Leova
Leova
Location within Moldova
Coordinates: 46°29′N 28°15′E / 46.483°N 28.250°E / 46.483; 28.250
Country Moldova
County Leova
First attested 13 March 1489
Founded 1495
Government
 • Mayor Vitalie Gargaun, since 10 July 2015
Elevation 45 m (148 ft)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 10,900
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code MD-6301
Area code(s) +373 263
Climate Cfb
Website http://primarialeova.md/

Leova (Russian: Леóва) is a city in Moldova, located 92 km southwest of the national capital, Chișinău. It is the administrative center of Leova District. The city is situated on the east bank of the river Prut bordering Romania.

History[edit]

Before WWII, the city counted 2,326 Jewish inhabitants, about a third of the entire town population. Later the Soviets started deporting citizens of their newly annexed territories to Siberia, including Zionist leaders and wealthy Jews. In June 1941 some Jews sensed war was coming and fled east, into central Asia. Other able bodied men joined the fight against the Germans by enlisting in the Soviet Army. When the Germans occupied the city, on June 22, 1941, Jews who stayed were executed and some were interned in a concentration camp near the city of Cahul.[2]

Population[edit]

Ethnic structure[edit]

The ethnic structure of the city according to the 2004 census:[3]

Ethnic group Population  %
Moldavians
Romanians
8,435
150
84.12%
1.50%
Russians 629 6.27%
Bulgarians 349 3.48%
Ukrainians 278 2.77%
Gagauzians 99 0.99%
Gypsies 28 0.28%
Others 63
Total 10,027 100%

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Notable people[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Leova is twinned with:

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Coordinates: 46°29′N 28°15′E / 46.483°N 28.250°E / 46.483; 28.250