Moshana ( Mold. Moşana ) - a village in the Donduseni district of Moldova . It is the administrative center of the Moshan commune, which also includes the village of Oktyabrskoe  .
|History and Geography|
|Height||224  m|
|Timezone||UTC + 2 , in summer UTC + 3|
|Population||1749  people ( 2004 )|
|Telephone code||+373 (251) x-xx-xx|
|Car code||MD DN|
The village is located at an altitude of 224 meters above sea level  17 km from the border with Ukraine. The village borders in the east with the village of Elizavetovka , in the southeast with the village of Braikovo , in the north with the village of Briceni , in the northwest with the village of Gyrbova , in the southwest with the village of Klimauci . The terrain is hilly, rich in fertile land. The village is surrounded by seven freshwater lakes. In the northeast, the forest separates the territory of the commune from the villages of Braikov and Brichen. The Kubolta River flows through the village.
A highway of European significance E583 passes through the village.
The first documented mention of the village dates from 1634. The village of Moshana is located on the site of a former Turkish settlement, the inhabitants of which were engaged in pottery. Then the village belonged to the monastery; subsequently, one plot of the estate was leased to a certain pan Levitsky. The same pan is one of the founders of the village, because he later bought land from the monastery and gave it to the workers for use. The house of Pan Levitsky still stands on the territory of the village of Moshana. Data on the contribution of the first settlers to the development of the village has been preserved.
For example, Stefan Derkach and his generation built four wells; Andrei and Antip Gram built wells and bought two steam engines, a mill and a thresher; Maxim Krivoy - made a cobblestone pavement on one of the village streets.
There are several legends regarding the origin of the name of the village.
According to the first of them, once there lived in the village a respected midwife (in Moldavian - moasha), whose name was Anna. She helped many people, and decided to name the village in her honor.
According to the second legend, the name is associated with one poor old man who settled in this territory. When asked “what do you have?”, He replied: “I only have a moshna (that is, a bag).” Hence the name “Moshana” came from.
The third legend tells about a rich man who moved with his family and founded a village, calling him Moshana, from “mosh” (this person was addressed to) and “Anna” (name of his daughter).
Another legend says that once upon a time an old man lived in the village with his granddaughter Anna. He was a healer, and his granddaughter helped treat people who came to him. In their honor, the village and the village was named.
According to the 2004 census , 1749 people live in the village of Moshana (823 men, 926 women)  .
The ethnic composition of the village  :
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The population of the village is mostly Orthodox. On the territory of the village there is the Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, since it was consecrated on the feast of the Intercession (October 14). Until 1960, the church held worship services regularly and was not only a church, but also a school. However, in the same year it was closed. The church survived the fire, but in 1988 work began on the construction of a new church, and in 1990 it was consecrated again.
The village has a fairly developed infrastructure, in comparison with other villages of a similar type.
- post office
- House of Culture
- Commercial network
- Family Doctor's Office
- Moshana . earthtools.org . - Altitude according to SRTM .
- National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova . Population by type of locality, settlements and sex, in a territorial context ( .Xls ). The official website of the National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova . - The results of the 2004 census of Moldova . Date of treatment October 27, 2012. (148 KB)
- Postal codes of the Republic of Moldova (mold.) (Neopr.) ? . Official website of “ Poşta Moldovei ”. Date of treatment October 27, 2012.
- Law No. 764 of December 27, 2001 on the administrative-territorial structure of the Republic of Moldova . State Register of Legal Acts of the Republic of Moldova . Date of treatment July 2, 2013.
- National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova . Population by nationality and population, in the territorial context ( .Xls ). The official website of the National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova . - The results of the 2004 census of Moldova . Date of treatment October 27, 2012. (302 KB)
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