is a town in the north of Moldova. It is the
administrative center of the eponymous district. The town is located
201 km north of the national capital, Chișinău. It is located at 48°10′N 27°19′E.
The town administers also two suburban villages, Alexăndreni and Gordineştii
Noi. The population at the 2004 census was 17,292, including 15,624 in the town
To the North of the town is situated the commune Hlinaia (Glina-Mare),
to the South – the town of Cupcini, to the Est – the commune Ruseni, and to the
West the suburb Alexăndreni