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|Country||Republic of Moldova|
|• Raion President||Iurie Toma (PLDM), since 2011|
|• Total||1,083 km2 (418 sq mi)|
|• Water||27.1 km2 (10.5 sq mi) 2.50%|
|Elevation||408 m (1,339 ft)|
|• Density||108.2/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Area code(s)||+373 36|
Ungheni is a district (Moldovan: raion) in the central part of Moldova, bordering Romania, with the administrative center at Ungheni. The other major city is Corneşti. As of 1 January 2011, its population was 117,400.
Villages with ancient historical credentials are Buciumeni, Busila and Ungheni, they are documented in the period 1428–1430. About noble families who ruled the territory known as follows: the 1462 Pan Bratul, Procelnic's son, reigned here. This Procelnic was Stoian, advice nobleman in the reign of Alexander the Good, and participant in the Battle of Grunwald in 1422. Other relatives of the warrior, master settlement in 1490, until the 17th century. Beginning with the reign of Vasile Lupu, his cousin, marshal Iorga, buy here parts of estates. After his death he bequeathed to the village of his sisters Alexandra and Creata. Their life in Ungheni died in the late 18th century. In 1812 the Treaty of Bucharest, Basarabia is occupied by the Russian Empire at this time (1812–1917), has an intense russification of the native population. In 1876–1877 is built spotted Prut between Ungheni (Moldova) and common Ungheni (Romania) Eiffel Bridge, designed by Gustave Eiffel, the creator of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Gustave Eiffel in this period, visit Ungheni. In 1918 after the collapse of the Russian Empire, Basarabia joins the motherland Romania, in this period (1918–1940, 1941–1944) is part of the Iasi County. In 1940 after Molotov-Ribbentrop Treaty, Bessarabia is occupied by the USSR. In 1991 as a result of the proclamation of Independence of Moldova, part and residence of the Ungheni County (1991–2003), and in 2003 became administrative unit of Moldova.
Ungheni district is located in central part of the Republic of Moldova. It borders in north with Falesti and Singerei district, east Telenesti and Calarasi districts, in southeast Nisporeni District and has state border with Romania over a distance of 80 km. Terrain, slippery due to the Central Moldavian Plateau, west along the Prut River valley is a depression that is Ungheni. Just district is located in the woodlands, Codri. Soil chernozems (75%) in valleys and plains and brown soil on the plateau. The highest point of the district is Veverița Hill, 408 meters.
Temperate continental climate. The average annual temperature +9.0+9.5 C, average temperature 21 C July, the average temperature in January −4.5 C. Annual precipitation 500–650 mm. Average wind speed 3–5 m \ s.
District is located in the basin of the Prut River, crossed the Prut in west of district, the border with Romania over a distance of 80 km. The main tributary is Vilia. Are 132 ponds. For rural areas groundwater is the main source of household drinking water. They come to the surface through wells 6170 (70 fountains) and 67 springs. Most are kept and landscaped.
1 January 2012 the district population was 117,200 of which 34.5% urban and 65.5% rural population
- Births (2010): 1517 (12.9 per 1000)
- Deaths (2010): 1417 (12.1 per 1000)
- Growth Rate (2010): 100 (0.8 per 1000)
|Ethnic group||Population||% of total*|
- Christians – 98.2%
- Other – 1.1%
- No Religion – 0.6%
- Atheists – 0.1%
Currently over 16,600 businesses are registered. After legal form a share is the great farms, individual companies and limited liability companies. Agricultural land is 49,970.8 ha (46.1%) of total land area. Arable land is 45,181.3 ha (41.7%) of the total agricultural land, of which: plantations of orchards – 2951.7 ha (2.7%), vineyards – 1534.1 (1.4%) ha. The main crops are: cereals (wheat, oats), corn, sunflower, rapeseed and soy.
Processing industry of agricultural production is represented by companies that process raw material milling units, bakery and compound feed in enterprises producing meat products, canned fruit and vegetables, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. A share of 80% in industry in district, has fiber preparation, spinning, carpet and rugs.
Telecommunications and information sources is an area that every year more and progress records. Diversity and quality of these services has increased considerably. The banking system is represented by 11 branches of banks in Moldova.
During the last three elections AEI had an increase of 79.5%
|2010||51.70% 26,287||42.35% 21,535|
|July 2009||48.55% 23,309||46.68% 22,408|
|April 2009||30.15% 14,644||53.83% 26,142|
|Parties and coalitions||Votes||%||+/−|
|Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova||21,535||42.35||−4.33|
|Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova||13,367||26.29||+11.77|
|Democratic Party of Moldova||7,473||14.70||+0.18|
|Party Alliance Our Moldova||1,866||3.67||−3.89|
|European Action Movement||763||1.50||+1.50|
|Total (turnout 58.44%)||51,241||100.00||
The district operates: houses and cultural centers – 62 units, amateur artistic groups with the honorary title "model" −28, museums – 3 units (Ungheni, Pirlita, Sculeni), public libraries – 51 units, a music school, a fine arts, a cinema, discotheques, sports halls work, fitness, pool.
Medical institutions can be found by: hospitals – two units with 375 beds, health centers – 16 units, offices of family doctors – 24 units, pharmacies – 24 units, emergency medical assistance – one substation.
- Aleksandr Nevski Church
- Museum of History and Ethnography Ungheni
- Nature reserve "Plaiul Fagului"
- Pirlita village museum
- Semeni medieval military fortress
- Trinity martyrs nation
- I. A. L. Diamond – Comedy writer in Hollywood from the 1940–1980
- Gheorghe Papuc – Minister of Internal Affairs of Moldova in 2002–2009
- Samuel Cohen – Composer of the national anthem of Israel, Hatikvah
- Vasile Şoimaru – Economist, lecturer and journalist
- Vasile Vasilache – Writer