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Tvardiţa is located in Moldova
Location within Moldova
Coordinates: 46°09′N 28°58′E / 46.150°N 28.967°E / 46.150; 28.967Coordinates: 46°09′N 28°58′E / 46.150°N 28.967°E / 46.150; 28.967
Country  Moldova
County Taraclia District
Founded 1830
Population (2008)
 • Total 5,843
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
The welcome sign of Tvardiţa, written mostly in Bulgarian
The Church of Saint Petka of Bulgaria

Tvardiţa (Bulgarian: Твърдица, Tvǎrdica) is a town in Taraclia district, Moldova. It was founded following the Russo-Turkish War (1828–1829) by Bulgarian refugees from Tvarditsa, a town just south of the Balkan Mountains, and the surrounding region. The local Bulgarian population forms part of the larger group of Bessarabian Bulgarians.

Previously a commune, Tvardiţa was declared a town in 2013.[1]


  1. ^ (Romanian) Maria Ursu, "Satul Tvardiţa a devenit oraş", Adevărul, March 28, 2013; accessed April 8, 2013

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