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Total country population 3,500,000
Core Jewish population 1,700
Jews per total 1,000 in population 0.49
Population with a Jewish parent 3,800
Enlarged Jewish population 7,500
Law of Return Jewish population 10,000



  • The population of Moldova is estimated at 4,100,000 as of 1 January 2016.
  • As of 1 January 2016, the core Jewish population of Moldova was estimated to be 3,500 (0.09% of the wider population) and the enlarged Jewish population was estimated at 7,500.
  • An estimated 11,000 Moldovans qualify for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return.

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