Corjova, Dubăsari

For other uses, see Corjova (disambiguation).

Location in Moldova

Coordinates: 47°18′N 29°08′E / 47.300°N 29.133°E / 47.300; 29.133Coordinates: 47°18′N 29°08′E / 47.300°N 29.133°E / 47.300; 29.133
Country  Moldova
District Dubăsari
  Mayor Valeriu Mițul
Population (2004 census)
  Total 3,231
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Corjova is a commune in Dubăsari district, Moldova. Located on the eastern bank of the River Dniester, it consists of two villages, Corjova and Mahala, with a total population of 3,231.


During the Soviet period, it was considered a suburb of the nearby city of Dubăsari, but has since separated from the city and elects its own mayor. During the 1992 War of Transnistria the village was the scene of heavy fighting. After the war it was divided between a part controlled by the government of Moldova and a part controlled by the secessionist government of Transnistria.

On 13 May 2007, Transnistrian separatist authorities shortly detained Valeriu Mițul, the mayor of Corjova, and Iurie Coțofan, a Dubăsari district councillor.[1] On 3 June 2007, Iurie Coțofan was again detained. Transnistrian militsiya (police force) did not allow the inhabitants to participate in Moldovan elections.[2] Valentin Besleag, a candidate for mayoral office, was also detained by the separatist authorities on 2 June.[3]


Ethnic composition
Ethnic group 2004 census[4]
Corjova Mahala Total
Moldovans (Romanians) 1,732 962 2,694
Ukrainians 142 126 268
Russians 170 78 248
Jews 1 5 6
Gagauzians 3 1 4
Poles 2 - 2
others and undeclared 5 4 9
Total 2,055 1,176 3,231

Notable natives


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