About Romania

Did you know about Romania that it has the largest population of brown bears in Europe or that its language is the only Latin language from this part of Europe? Or that Romania is the most bio-geographically diverse country in Europe? Find out more about Romania, its history, nature, culture and gastronomy, all the elements that make it a special and memorable place.

Nature in Romania

Retezat National Park

Learn more about Romania's nature, from the wild Carpathians to the Danube Delta, a top biodiversity area.

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Romanian Culture

cluj napoca theatre

Romanian culture is diverse and surprising in all its forms, from past artists to the contemporary scene.

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Romanian History

Ulpia Traiana Sarmisegetuza

Romania's history is rich and eventful, from the ancient Dacians to present times.

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Romanian Food

Romanian-Christmas-dishes

Discover the multicultural Romanian food and take a tour of its delicious and mouth-watering recipes.

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FACTS ABOUT ROMANIA

Location

Romania is located in the Southeastern Central part of Europe, next to Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, the Black Sea, and the Republic of Moldova.

Time zone

GMT+2

Area

238.391 square km

Language

Romanian, the only Latin speaking country from this corner of Europe.

Population

19.043.767 (2011 census). Ethnic Groups: Romanian 89%, Hungarian 6.5%, Gypsy 3.2%, Ukrainian, German, Other 1.3%

Capital

Bucharest, also the main political and economic hub of the country.

Currency

The Romanian Leu (RON).

Flag

Three vertical stripes (blue, yellow, red)

About Romania