Ungheni, Moldova

Child from MoldovaUngheni, population 43,000, is near the western border with Romania. The region's economy is based on agriculture and textiles. It has a beautiful carpet-making industry dating back centuries.Today, the grape industry is an important component of Ugheni's rapidly growing wine industry.

Moldova (pronounced mole-DOH-vah) lies between Romania and the Ukraine in Eastern Europe. It has a population of about 4.5 million people in an area slightly larger than Maryland. It is an agrarian country of rolling countryside.


The cities of Winston-Salem and Ungheni, Moldova, agreed to be Sister Cities in the summer of 2000. Their partnership encompasses economic, cultural, and educational goals that will benefit both cities.