Flag of Moldova

Moldova Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesMD, MDA, 498
Official NameRepublic of Moldova
Government TypeParliamentary Republic
CurrencyMoldovan Leu (MDL)
Calling Code+373
Member OfUnited Nations, Commonwealth of Independent States, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development
PopulationApproximately 2.6 million
Total Area33,846 km²
Highest PointBălănești Hill (430 meters, 1,411 feet)
Lowest PointDniester River (2 meters, 6.6 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 3,226
Life Expectancy71 years
Internet TLD.md

Moldova National Anthem

Limba Noastră (Our Language)

Our language is a treasure
In the heart of Moldova,
Echoing from the Dniester to the Prut,
Among the high mountains.
Our language is holy,
The immortal song of the heroes,
The star of the soul, the living source
In the heart of Moldova.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Moldova Flag

The national flag of Moldova was officially adopted on April 27, 1991, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union and Moldova’s declaration of independence. The flag is a vertical tricolor of blue, yellow, and red, with the coat of arms of Moldova in the center of the yellow stripe.

The design of Moldova’s flag is closely related to the Romanian flag, reflecting the cultural and historical ties between the two countries. The blue, yellow, and red tricolor has been a symbol of Romanian nationalism and was used by the Moldavian Democratic Republic in 1917-1918 before the union with Romania. After World War II, when Moldova became part of the Soviet Union, the flag underwent several changes, featuring Soviet symbols.

The current flag’s reintroduction in 1991 marked a return to Moldova’s historical symbols and a move away from Soviet-era representations. The central emblem, the coat of arms, features an eagle holding a shield with an aurochs head, a symbol found in Moldovan medieval heraldry. The olive branch and scepter held by the eagle symbolize peace and sovereignty, respectively.

The flag of Moldova is a potent symbol of the nation’s history, cultural heritage, and aspirations for the future. It represents a return to national roots and an assertion of Moldovan identity distinct from its Soviet past. The flag is a source of pride and is prominently displayed during national celebrations, public events, and in governmental contexts, symbolizing the sovereignty and independence of the Republic of Moldova.