ⓘ Grigoriopol is a town in Transnistria autonomous territorial unit, Moldova. It is the seat of the Grigoriopol District of Transnistria. The city is located on t ..

                                     

ⓘ Grigoriopol

Grigoriopol is a town in Transnistria autonomous territorial unit, Moldova. It is the seat of the Grigoriopol District of Transnistria. The city is located on the left bank of the river Dniester at 47°09′N 29°18′E, in central Transnistria. Grigoriopol is composed of the city itself, and a small village Crasnoe. The town itself had a population of 11.473 in 2004.

In 1996 and in 2002, the city was the center of disputes in connection with the attempts of local inhabitants to use Romanian, Moldovan language written in Latin letters script in the local Moldavian school, which is against the policy of the government of Transnistria. The Transnistrian press attacked the local authorities "that allowed the fifth column of Moldova in Transnistria to operate". The head of the Association of parents and teachers of Moldovan schools, Mihai Speian, was arrested by the Transnistrian authorities on 28 August 2002. It was released on 12 September, after a protest of the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe mission in Moldova. The school was moved in dorotskaya village, Dubasari district, which is located in the area controlled by the Republic of Moldova.

In 1989, the population of the city was 11.712. According to the 2004 census in Transnistria, the town itself had 11.473 residents, including 5.570 Moldovans, Russians 3.275, 2.248 Ukrainians, Germans, 83, 67, Belarusians, Bulgarians, 63, 46 Armenians, 39 poles, Gagauz 26, 14 Jews and 42 others announced.