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Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublica (PMR) is a country in South Eastern Europe. It is located between Moldova and Ukraine. It covers a fixed territory of 4,163 km² with a total of 816 km (510 miles) of clearly defined borders.

Pridnestrovie is located just 400 km (250 miles) from the borders of Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary. The country is landlocked but located on the banks of the Dniester River, navigable into the nearby Black Sea.

In landmass, Pridnestrovie, as the country is called for short, is slightly smaller than Delaware and almost twice the size of Luxembourg. On a worldwide scale it is larger than a full 10% of UN member countries. With a size of 4,163 square km, PMR is six times larger than Singapore or Bahrain.

Historically, Pridnestrovie's territory was never part of Moldova. The two countries were forced into a joint nation in World War II when Hitler and Stalin redrew the borders of Europe. In the breakup of the Soviet Union, both countries withdrew from this forced and unnatural union.

The Dniester River forms the natural border with Moldova. This river has for centuries served as the area's main international border. PMR shares this border with Moldova for 411 km. Its other international border is with Ukraine for 405 km.

PMR's permanent population consists of 555,000 people made up of 35 different nationalities. The majority are Slavs.

Independent since 1990, Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublica exercises full and sole control over its territory.

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