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Tiraspol

Tiraspol tyērŭ´spôl [key], city (1995 est. pop. 203,870), Trans-Dniester Region , E Moldova, on the Dniester River. It has diversified light industries, including the production of foodstuffs, furniture, and electrical goods. Tiraspol was founded (1792) as a Russian fortress on the site of a Moldavian settlement. It was (1929–40) the capital of the Moldavian ASSR, which had been established (1924) in the Ukrainian SSR in 1940 it became part of the newly formed Moldavian SSR. After the breakup of the USSR and the establishment of Moldova , the predominantly Ukrainian and Russian Trans-Dniester Region proclaimed a republic, with Tiraspol as its capital.

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