Moldovița (Ukrainian: Молдовіца; German: Russ Moldawitza) is a commune located in Suceava County, Romania. It is composed of four villages: Argel, Demăcușa, Moldovița, and Rașca.

Rural landscape in Moldovița
Coat of arms of Moldovița
Coat of arms
Location in Suceava County
Location in Suceava County
Location in Romania
Country Romania
249.24 km2 (96.23 sq mi)
 • Density20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.SV
WebsiteOfficial site

A Latin-rite Catholic Diocese of Moldovița with see here existed from 1418 to 1550.


Once populated by a Ukrainian majority, as a result of Romanianization the national composition of the commune changed dramatically compared to 1930 (52.97% of Ukrainians, 17.27% of Romanians, 13.54% of Jews, 11.15% of Germans, 3.45% of Poles and 1.27% of Russians).

According to the 2002 Romanian census, there were 5,021 people living in the commune. The national composition thereof was:

  Nationality in Moldovița (1930-2002)
Year Romanians Ukrainians Russians Germans Poles Slovaks Turks Jews
1930 17.27% 52.97% 1.27% 11.15% 3.45% - - 13.54%
2002 4763 (94,9%) 209 (4,2%) - 37 (0,7%) 5 (0,1%) 4 (0,1%) 1 (< 0,1%) 1 (< 0,1%)

As for language, in 2002 the composition was:

  Language in Moldovița (2002)
Year Romanian Ukrainian German Hungarian
2002 4839 (96,4%) 167 (3,3%) 12 (0,2%) 1 (< 0,1%)


  1. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.


Information as of: 12.08.2021 02:20:00 CEST

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