Slobozia, Moldova

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Slobozia
Слободзея
Town
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Coat of arms of Slobozia
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Slobozia is located in Moldova
Slobozia
Slobozia
Location of Slobozia in Moldova
Coordinates: 46°43′31″N 29°42′28″E / 46.72528°N 29.70778°E / 46.72528; 29.70778
Country Moldova
self-proclaimed state Transnistria[1]
District of Transnistria Slobozia District
Elevation 14 m (46 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 20,000

Slobozia (Romanian pronunciation: [sloboˈzi.a]), also known as Slobodzeya (Russian: Слободзея; Ukrainian: Слободзея), is a city in the Republic of Moldova under the de facto control of the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. It is the seat of the Slobozia District of Transnistria.

Slobozia is located in the southern part of Transnistria, south of Tiraspol. It had a population of 18,748 at the census in 1989, and 16,062 at the census in 2004. The population of the city is mostly made up of ethnic Moldavians (46%) and Russians (41%), while Ukrainians are an important minority (11%).[2]

The name of the city comes from the Romanian "slobozie", meaning "a tax-free colony (village)".[3]

Climate[edit]

Slobozia has an oceanic climate (Köppen: Cfb).

Climate data for Slobozia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.2
(28)
−1.1
(30)
2.9
(37.2)
10.1
(50.2)
16.1
(61)
19.9
(67.8)
21.7
(71.1)
21.3
(70.3)
16.8
(62.2)
11.0
(51.8)
5.1
(41.2)
0.8
(33.4)
10.2
(50.35)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 35
(1.38)
35
(1.38)
29
(1.14)
34
(1.34)
46
(1.81)
65
(2.56)
63
(2.48)
41
(1.61)
42
(1.65)
26
(1.02)
37
(1.46)
38
(1.5)
491
(19.33)
Source: Climate-Data.org[4]


Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transnistria's status is disputed. It considers itself to be an independent state, but this is not recognised by any country. The Moldovan government and all the world's other states consider Transnistria de jure a part of Moldova territory.
  2. ^ Ethnic composition of Transnistria 2004
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Climate: Слободзея". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 46°44′N 29°42′E / 46.733°N 29.700°E / 46.733; 29.700