Cricova Tourism, Moldova

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(For the wine producer located in the city, see Cricova (winery).) Cricova (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈkrikova]) is a Moldovan town, located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of Chișinău, the capital of the country. Cricova is famous for its wine cellars, which make it a popular attraction for tourists. The town's population is 9,878 (as of 2004), of which 7,651 are ethnic Moldavians, 788 Ukrainians, 1,123 Russians, 82 Gagauzians, 74 Bulgarians, 6 Jews, 2 Poles, 29 Gypsies, and 123 other/non-declared. Cricova lies near the river Ichel, which goes into the Nistru river, which supplies Chișinău with water. The water from Ichel is not used in Cricova. In the northern part of the river is situated a lake (which is near the entrance to the Cricova wine cellars), which was generally used either for fishing or entertainment. Near the town are some mines, used for limestone extraction, some of them are older than 50 years. The town of Cricova was first recorded on July 31, 1431, with the name- "Vadul-Pietrei" ("Stone Ford"). Later the name "Cricău" appears in Zamfir Arbore's geographical calendar, over time turning into Cricova.


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Facts and Stats for Cricova*

  • Pollution Statistics in Cricova

    Know the pollution level of Cricova before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 56.52 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 60.23 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 56.52 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 67.39 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 52.17 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 61.96 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 44.57 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 31.52 (Low)
  • Cricova: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Cricova for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Cricova.

    • Burglary and Theft 38.3 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 27.6 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 91.49 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 31.38 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 49.46 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 41.15 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 32.81 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.37 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 36.76 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.06 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.34 (Moderate)
  • Living in Cricova - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Cricova is 111.34 (High)

    • Safety Index 56.66 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 76.91 (High)
    • Pollution Index 63.93 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33.77 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 34.26 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 53.09 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.8 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 32.18 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Cricova

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Cricova

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.02 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 111.77 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 63.45 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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