Currently, Moldova is divided into 37 first-tier units:
3 municipalities (Chişinău, Bălţi, and Bender/Tighina),
one autonomous territorial unit (Gagauzia),
and one territorial unit (Transnistria)
Moldova has a total of 982 incorporated localities (de jure with 982 mayors and 982 local councils), of which 5 have municipality status, 60 have city status, and 917 are villages with commune status. They cover the entire area of the country. Another 699 villages are too small to have a separate administration, and are part of either cities (40 of them) or communes (659). This makes for a total of 1,681 localities of Moldova, all but two of which are inhabited.