ⓘ Cricova is a Moldovan town, located 15 kilometres north of Chișinau, the capital of the country. Cricova is famous for its wine cellars, which make it a popular ..

                                     

ⓘ Cricova

Cricova is a Moldovan town, located 15 kilometres north of Chișinau, the capital of the country. Cricova is famous for its wine cellars, which make it a popular attraction for tourists.

The citys population is 9.878 as of 2004, of which 7.651 ethnic Moldovans, Ukrainians, 788, 1.123 Russians, 82 Gagauzians, Bulgarians, 74, 6 Jews, 2 poles, Gypsies, 29, and 123 other / not declared.

Cricova lies near the river Ichel, which goes into the Nistru river, which supplies Chisinau with water. The water from Ichel is not used in Cricova. In the Northern part of the river is located in the lake, which is near the entrance to the wine cellars of Cricova, which is typically used either for fishing or entertainment.

Near the town are some mines, used for mining of limestone, some of them older than 50 years.

The town of Cricova was first recorded on July 31, 1431, with the name- "Vadul-Pietrei" Kamennyy Brod. Later the name "Cricau" appears in Zamfir Arbores geographical calendar, over time turning into Cricova.