City in the region of Bessarabia on the Răut River, north of Kishinev.
In Romanian and Moldavian: Bălţi (meaning swamps)
In Russian: Бэлць, Бельцы
In Yiddish – Belz
In Ukrainian: Бєльці, Byel’tsi
In the interwar period, Bălţi was part of Romania. Today it is in the Republic of Moldova.