Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Kishineff (Kishinev), the chief town of Bessarabia, a Russian province bordering on Roumania, stands on a tributary of the Dniester. It was ceded to Russia in 1812, and has since then rapidly increased in population. It has some commercial importance, and is an archiepiscopal see. Tobacco, the vine, and various kinds of fruit are grown in the neighbourhood.