Vadul lui Vodă

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Vadul lui Vodă
Town
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Flag of Vadul lui Vodă
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Vadul lui Vodă is located in Moldova
Vadul lui Vodă
Vadul lui Vodă
Coordinates: 47°05′30″N 29°04′32″E / 47.09167°N 29.07556°E / 47.09167; 29.07556
CountryMoldova
MunicipalityChișinău
Founded1432
Government
 • TypeStrong Mayor-Council
 • MayorIurie Onofriiciuc (PCRM)
Area
 • Total14.43 km2 (5.57 sq mi)
Elevation
33 m (108 ft)
Population
 • Total5,295
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EDT)
Websitehttp://www.vadulluivoda.md

Vadul lui Vodă is a town in the Chișinău municipality, Moldova. It is an eastern suburb of the capital of the country, and is well known as a resort.

The town is situated 23 km east of Chișinău on the right (western) bank of the Dniester river. During the Soviet era, several million tons of sand were brought in to create a wide artificial beach. Today it retains a small, mostly local, tourist trade.

Close to the town lies an airfield, popular for parachute jumping and general aviation.

The town day is celebrated on November 8.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Results of Population and Housing Census in the Republic of Moldova in 2014: "Characteristics - Population (population by communes, religion, citizenship)" (XLS). National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova. 2017. Retrieved 2017-05-01.