Dubăsari (Дубоссары, sometimes Dubossary in English) is a city in Transnistria, Moldova, with a population of 28,500. The city is currently under the administration of the breakaway government of the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic, and functions as the seat of the Dubăsari sub-district, Transnistria, Moldova.
In 1924-1940, Dubăsari was part of the Moldavian ASSR. The town was heavily industrialized during the pre-WWII period. In 1940, it became part of the Moldavian SSR. On 27 June 1941, in the course of World War II, the town was occupied by German and Romanian troops. It was liberated by Soviet forces in the summer of 1944.
Dubăsari and its suburbs were the site of major conflict during 1990-1992, that eventually degenerated in the War of Transnistria (1992). Since then, it is controlled by the breakaway administration of Transnistria.
The city's economy was significantly damaged during the war in 1992.
Unlike other cities on the left bank of the Dniester (Nistru) River, Dubăsari is one of the two cities (along with Grigoriopol) with an ethnic Moldavian majority (exceeding 50%), while Ukrainians and Russians represent large minorities.