Varnița, Anenii Noi



Coat of arms
Location within Anenii Noi District
Location within Moldova
Coordinates: 46°52′N 29°28′E / 46.867°N 29.467°E / 46.867; 29.467
Country  Republic of Moldova
County Anenii Noi
  Mayor Alexandr Nichitenco
Population (2014 census)[1]
  Total 5,105
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Area code(s) +373 265

Varnița (Russian: Ва́рница, Ukrainian: Варниця) is a village in the Anenii Noi District, Moldova,[2] located near Bender (Tighina). It is also considered a suburb of Bender. After the 1992 War of Transnistria, Varnița remained controlled by the government of the Republic of Moldova, while the city of Bender is controlled by the authorities of Transnistria.

According to the 2004 Moldovan Census, there were 4,210 inhabitants, 3,390 of which were ethnic Moldovans, 228 Ukrainians, 454 Russians, 15 Gagauzes, 35 Bulgarians, 1 Jew, 1 Pole, 50 Gypsies, and 36 other/undeclared.

The leaders of Transnistria mention Varnița as being part of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, but the attempts of Transnistrian authorities to take control of the village failed.


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