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About Romania

Here you can find general information about Romaia: numbers, geography, sociology and politics  and you can also read some interesting facts.

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Numbers and general information about Romania

  • România (RO) Romania (EN)
  • Capital: Bucureşti (RO), Bucharest (EN)
  • Area: 238 000 sq km, 92 000 sq miles; it’s similar in size to UK, and 16 times smaller than the USA; Regarding size, Romania is ranked no. 13 in Europe
  • Romanian National Flag – 3 vertical lines: red, yellow and blue (blue is always the color closest to the stick)
  • Location – Central-Southeastern Europe
  • Neighboring countries – N (Ukraine), NW (Hungary), SW (Serbia), S (Bulgaria), SE (The Black Sea), NE (Moldavia)
  • Population: approx. 20 million inhabitants (approx. 16 times less than the USA)
  • Nationalities: Romanians (90%), Hungarians (6,6%)
  • Languages: Romanian (91%), Hungarian, German
  • Religious views: Orthodox (86%), Catholic (4,7%), Protestant (3, 2%)
  • Currency: 1 leu = 100 bani
  • Life expectancy: 71 years
  • GDP per capita: U.S. $7600
  • Literacy percent: 98%
  • Time zone: East European (GMT + 2 hours) (during summer, the + 3 hours rule is applied)

Location

Romania is located in the Central-Southeastern part of Europe.

Neighboring countries:

  • N (Ukraine)
  • NW (Hungary),
  • SW (Serbia)
  • S (Bulgaria)
  • SE (The Black Sea)
  • NE (Moldavia)

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Social and political information

  • Form of government: Democracy, with a bicameral parliament.
  • Head of state: president directly elected through universal suffrage by the population over the age of 18, to a five-year term.
  • Romania is a member of the European Union (since 2007) and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) (since 2004).
  • Romania was a communist state ever since the Second World War. One of the best known communist leaders was Nicolae Ceausescu, who was killed in 1989. After the revolution that took place in 1989, Romania became a democracy.
  • Administrative divisions – 41 counties and the municipality of Bucharest.

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International Romanian brands

  • Dacia – car manufacturer
  • BitDefender – antivirus software
  • Jolidon – fashion lingerie
  • Musette – luxury shoes and handbags
  • Petrom – gas station company
  • Arctic – household appliances manufacturer
  • Siveco – software development

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Geography and climate

Romania has a rich and diversified geography. Here you will find mountains (the Carpathian Mountains), lots of hills and plains. The territory is well proportionate. Romania is also crossed by many rivers, including the Danube. In Romania one can visit the only river delta in Europe – the Danube Delta – a beautiful place populated by numerous species of birds and fish. The flora and fauna are also well developed, and also well preserved – read more in the Wild Nature Section. The climate is temperate with four distinct seasons, quite similar to the one in France.

About Romania, retezat Mountains Geography and climate Romania has a rich and diversified geography. Here you will find mountains (the Carpathian Mountains)

Interesting facts

  • In Romania you can see the second largest underground glacier in the world. It is located in the Bihor Mountains and it is opened to visitors.
  • Insulin was first discovered in Romania by Nicolae Paulescu. Even if 2 Canadians got the Nobel Prize for their study, the Paulescu discovery was also accredited and recognized by the medical community.
  • The first city in the world to use an electrical lighting system (1889) and a horse tram (1869) was Timisoara, a beautiful city from the Western part of Romania.
  • Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci was the first ever to obtain a perfect 10 awarded in gymnastics, in Montreal, Canada, 1976.
  • In northern Romania there is a Monastery called Voronet which is considered to be the counterpart of The Sistine Chapel from Rome, due to its interior and exterior wall paintings.
  • One of the biggest buildings on Earth is located in Bucharest – The house of Parliament – read more here.

Interesting facts In Romania you can see the second largest underground glacier in the world. It is located in the Bihor Mountains and it is opened to visitors.

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