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1989 Census in Transnistria



The 1989 Census in Transnistria was organized by the authorities of the MSSR in the final days of its existence as a Soviet republic. It took place as part of the Soviet Census of 1989.

Results from the 1989 census showed that among the population of Transnistria, approximately 40% were ethnic Moldovans, 28% Ukrainians and 25% Russians.

Census results



  • Total population on the left bank of the Dniester river (minus Tighina): 546,400
  • Total population in raions mostly on the left bank of the Dniester river (minus Tighina): 601,660
  • (note that percentages below are given from the second figure)
  • Moldovans: 39.9%
  • Ukrainians: 28.3%
  • Russians: 25.5%
  • Others: 6.4%