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Chișinău ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} Romanian pronunciation: [kiʃiˈnəw]; also historically known as Kishinev) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Moldova. It is Moldova's main industrial and commercial center, and is located in the middle of the country, on the river Bîc. According to the preliminary results of the 2014 census, the municipality of Chișinău is home to 492,894 residents.<ref name="PopCensus2014">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=pressrelease |type=Press release }}</ref>

Chișinău is the most economically prosperous locality in Moldova and its largest transportation hub.


Chișinău sections
Intro  Etymology and names  History  Geography  Law and government  Economy  Demographics  Cityscape  Culture and education  Media  Politics  Transport  Sport  Personalities  International relations  Notes and references  Further reading  External links  

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