The Raion is a raion in Moldova Leova. The Rajonshauptstadt is Leova.
The Rajon located in the southwest of the country on the border with Romania along the river Prut. Leova borders the Rajons Cantemir, Cimişlia and Hînceşti as well as the autonomous region of Gagauzia.
Besides the capital city Iargara has the right to the remaining area of the Rajons is distributed to rural communities.
North of the capital Leova remains of the ancient line of attachment of the Trajanswalls can be visited. The Rajon Leova exists since 2003. Until February 2003, the area belonged in common with today's Rajons Basarabeasca, Cimişlia and Hînceşti the now defunct county Lapusna ( Judeţul Lapusna ).
1959 38 809 inhabitants lived in what is now Rajons. Up to 55 354 of 49 510 in 1970, about 53 414 in 1979 in 1989 until 2004, as in all of Moldova decreased the population of the Rajons that was in that year 51 056: In the following decades, the population steadily increased. .
According to the 2004 census put the Moldovans with 85.5% of the proportionally largest ethnic group in Rajon Leova, followed by the Bulgarians with 7.5 %, the share of which is significantly higher than the national value of 1.9%. Smaller minorities form the Ukrainians at 2.4%, Russians 2.3%, the Romanians with 0.9 % and the Gagauz 0.8%.