Ungheni (population: 35,157) is the seventh largest city in Moldova and, since 2003, the seat of Ungheni District.
There is a bridge across the Prut and a border checkpoint to Romania. There is another border town with the same name in Romania (Ungheni, Iaşi), on the other side of the Prut River.
1,520 mm (4 ft 11 5⁄6 in) Russian gauge – CIS states (including Russia), Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia (approx. 17% of the world’s railways)
1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) Standard gauge – Europe, Argentina, United States, Canada, China, Korea, Australia, Middle East, North Africa, Mexico, Cuba, Panama, Venezuela, Peru, Uruguay and Philippines. Also high-speed lines in Japan and Spain. (approx. 60% of the world’s railways).