Glodeni District

The Raion is a raion in Moldova Glodeni. The Rajonshauptstadt is Glodeni.


The Rajon is in the northwest of the country on the border with Romania along the river Prut. The neighboring districts are within Moldova Falesti and Rîşcani.

The 6032 ha, situated on the Prut nature reserve Pădurea domneasca in Rajon Glodeni is the largest nature reserve in Moldova.


The Rajon Glodeni has existed since 2003. Until February 2003, the area belonged to the now defunct county Balti ( Balti Judeţul ).



1959 53 964 inhabitants lived in what is now Rajons. In the following twenty years, the population increased and amounted to 61 674 in 1970 and 65 555 in 1979. While the number of residents increased nationwide to the 1989 census, it decreased slightly to 64 677 in Rajon Glodeni. Following the national trend, the population of the Rajons fell to 60,975 by 2004.

Ethnic groups

According to the 2004 census put the Moldovans with 76.0 % the proportionally largest ethnic group in Rajon Glodeni, followed by Ukrainians 19.5 %, which is well above the national share of 8.4 %. Smaller minorities form the Russians with 2.8% and 0.5% with the Romanians and the Bulgarians and Gagauz, each with 0.1%.