Moldova is a small country in Southeastern Europe bordered by Romania on the west and Ukraine on the north, east, and south. It lies between latitudes 45° and 49° N, and mostly between meridians 26° and 30° E (a small area lies east of 30°). Moldova has a total surface area of 33,843 square kilometers (13,067 square miles). It is landlocked, even though it is very close to the Black Sea. The capital, Chişinau, is situated in the center of the country.