Facts About Romania  

Romania is located in Southeaster and Central Europe. It is bordering the Black Sea and is situated in the Balkan Peninsula, just within the Carpathian arch. Hungary and Serbia are located in the west, Ukraine and Republic of Moldova to the northeast and Bulgaria to the south.

Here are some facts about Romania:

  • Romania has been ruled by the Dacians, the Roman Empire, the Bulgarian Empire, Kingdom of Hungary and the Ottoman Empire.
  • The country was formed in 1859 by merging Moldavia and Walachia.
  • It gained its independence in 1878.
  • Transylvania, Bukovina and Bessarabia also became part of Romania later.
  • After World War II, part of Romania was occupied by the erstwhile Soviet Union, and Romania became a part of the Warsaw Pact.
  • Once the Iron Curtain fell in 1989, it ushered an era of political and economic change in the country.
  • On January 1, 2007, Romania officially joined the European Union.
  • The Romanian Parliament consists of two houses, the Senate and Chamber of Deputies. Members to both the houses are elected through ballot every four years.
  • The country is extremely rich in natural resources, primarily oil, natural gas, iron, copper and bauxite. The main industries are metal-working, mechanical engineering and petrochemicals.
  • 15th century Romanian Count Vlad Dracul was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula.
  • The Danube runs through Romania forming a delta as it nears the Black Sea. This area is a wildlife reserve and home to many migratory birds and animals.
  • The specialty dishes of the country are grilled meatballs, meat wrapped in cabbage leaves and pork stew with garlic and onions.
  • The official currency of the country is Leu, which is divided into 100 Bani.

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