WELCOME TO ROMANIA
You may have heard about our famous and legendary Dracula (from Bran Stocker's novel),
but there is much more about Romania that we are inviting you to discover!
Photo courtesy of Flickr/Grigory Gusev
Did you know that the Danube River reaches the Black Sea through Romania? And that the Danube's Delta is home to over 300 species of birds as well as 45 freshwater fish species in its numerous lakes and marshes?
Photo Source: Iliuta Goean
You can also watch this amazing video that will take you on a short trip around Romania!
Location: (Southeastern) Central Europe
Time Zone: Seven hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time (GMT + 2)
Area: 92,043 sq. miles (238,391 sq. km)
Flag of Romania: Three vertical stripes: blue, yellow and red.
Population: 19,334,000 (October 2016)
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).
Romania's population lives in 320 cities and towns and 12,956 villages.
Official Language: Romanian
Currency: Leu ( plural Lei --- pronunciation "lay" --- abbreviations: Lei or RON )
Climate: Temperate, four distinct seasons, similar to the northeastern USA
Capital: Bucharest ( București --- pronunciation: boo koo re sh tea )
Romania is a member state of the European Union (EU) and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)