The Rajon located in the southwest of the country on the border with Romania along the river Prut. It is bordered to the north by Rajon Leova, on the east by the autonomous region of Gagauzia and the south by the Cahul Raion.
The Cantemir Raion has existed since 2003. Until February 2003, the area belonged in common with today's Rajons Cahul and Taraclia the now defunct district Cahul ( Judeţul Cahul ).
1959 46 758 inhabitants lived in what is now Rajons. Up to 62 864 of 56 466 in 1970, about 58 169 in 1979 in 1989 until 2004, as in all of Moldova decreased the population of the Rajons that was in that year 60.001: In the following decades, the population steadily increased. .
According to the 2004 census put the Moldovans with 88.3 % the proportionally largest ethnic group in Cantemir Raion, followed by the Bulgarians with 6.2%. Smaller minorities form the Ukrainians at 1.6%, with 1.5% of the Romanians, Russians 1.2% and the Gagauz 0.9 %.
Cities and Towns
The Cantemir Raion consists of one city and 26 municipalities.