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Transnistria part 2

  • Countries ending with A

Yesterday, as part of my countries ending with … series, I showed the city of Bender. So today I thought I’d finish that story with a quick tour of the capital, Tiraspol.

Today, 2 September, is when the partially recognised republic of Transnistria celebrates its independence: on this day in 1990, the then PMSSR declared its independence from the Moldovan SSR. This was followed by close on 2 years of war, ending in a peacefire in July 1992.

Lenin in front of the Transnistria Parliament, Tiraspol, July 2019

If any of you fancy joining in and need some ideas, here’s a list of countries ending with A, including a few that are not officially recognised by many other countries.

  • Abkhazia – Limited recognition
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Bulgaria
  • Burma / Myanma
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia, The Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea – Bissau
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Korea, North / North Korea
  • Korea, South / South Korea
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Namibia
  • New Caledonia
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Lucia
  • Samoa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Ossetia – Limited recognition
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Transnistria – Limited recognition
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Venezuela
  • Western Sahara – Limited recognition
  • Zambia

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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 2 September 2021

Posted as part of Places ending with

12 replies »

  1. Love that train station although I’ve never heard of Transnistria. I know Moldova from the ending of “Red”, one of our favorite movies (although be warned, there’s not much other than the name and a bit of humor.)

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    • Transnistria was a day trip from Chisinau – but it was one of my main reasons for going to Moldova. I found it a friendly place and just perfect for dragging out the few remaining words in my Russian ability.

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