Romania is located in the north of the Balkan Peninsula on the western shores of the Black Sea. It has great natural beauty and diversity and a rich cultural heritage.

In fact, the name “Romania” comes from the Latin word “Romanus” which means “citizen of the Roman Empire.” Romania attracts multiple tourists with its beautiful mountain landscapes and unspoiled countryside areas. It also has a great historical heritage, spread over the numerous cities and its busy capital.

The great development of Romania took place over the last few years. Today the country is one of the recent members of the European Union. Though Romania had always been an enchanting destination among the numerous tourists from the North America, today it even more popular.


Romania is a quite large country; it is very special, unique and controversial. You can see here the mix of the little ancient villages with big modern cities. However, it is hard not to notice a significant cultural similarity with other Balkan states. But Romania has a lot of distinctions; the main is its strong Latin heritage.

“Romania has strong Latin heritage”

The most popular and must-see attractions and sites in Romania are: The Carpathian mountains, sculptor Constantin Brancusi, wine, salt mines, George Enescu, medieval fortresses, Eugene Ionesco, “Dacia” cars, Dracula, stuffed cabbage leaves, Nadia Comaneci, primeval dense forests, the Black Sea, Gheorghe Hagi, sunflower fields, wolves and bears, painted monasteries, the Danube Delta, etc.


Facts about Romania:

Time Zone:  GMT + 2

Area: 92,043 sq. miles (238,391 sq. km)

Flag of Romania: Three vertical stripes: red, yellow and blue.

Population: 19,334,000

Largest cities: Bucharest (1,883,400), Iasi (322,000), Cluj Napoca (309,000), Timisoara (303,000), Constanta (298,000), Craiova (295,000), Galati (286,000), Brasov (275,000), Ploiesti (224,000), Braila (205,000), Oradea (196,400).

Main Ethnic Groups: Romanian 84%, Hungarian 6.1%, Gipsy 3.1%, German 0.2%, Ukrainian 0.2%


Religions: Christian Orthodox 81%, Roman Catholic 4.3%, Reformed 3%, Greek-Catholic 0.7%, Unitarian 0.3%, Jewish, other.

Official Language: Romanian

Currency: Leu 

Capital: Bucharest

Form of State: Romania is a semi-presidential democracy based on a bicameral Parliament

National Elections: Fall 2019 (presidential), Fall 2020 (parliamentary)

Main political parties, represented in Romania’s Parliament following the December 11, 2016 elections:
Social Democratic Party (PSD), National Liberal Party (PNL), The Union for Romania (USR), Democratic Union of Hungarian Ethnics in Romania (UDMR), Liberal-Democratic Alliance (ALDE), Popular Movement Party (PMP).

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