Tighina County

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Județul Tighina
County (Județ)
Coat of arms of Județul Tighina
Coat of arms
Romania 1930 county Tighina.png
Country Flag of Romania.svg Romania
Historic region Bessarabia
Capital city (Reședință de județ) Tighina
Established 1925
Ceased to exist Administrative and Constitutional Reform in 1938
 • Total 6,333 km2 (2,445 sq mi)
Population (1930)
 • Total 307,629
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Tighina County
Country Moldova
established 1998

Tighina County was between 1925 and 1938 a county (Romanian: județ) in the Kingdom of Romania, and, between 1998 and 2003, a major subdivision (Județ) of Moldova with its capital at Căușeni.

Interwar county[edit]


The county neighboured the Soviet Union to the east, the counties of Lăpușna to the north, Cahul to the west and Cetatea Albă to the south.


The county consisted of four districts (plăși):

After 1938[edit]

After the 1938 Administrative and Constitutional Reform, this county merged with the counties of Lăpușna, Cetatea Albă and Orhei to form Ținutul Nistru.

County in Moldova[edit]

It bordered Ukraine, Transnistria, Lăpușna County and Chișinău County.

Major cities in the county included Bender, Cainari, Căușeni, Olănești, and Ștefan Vodă.

Currently, the city Bender and six villages are in the neutral zone under the authority of the Joint Control Commission, but are administered by authorities subordinated to the breakaway territory of Transnistria.

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