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Romania. Facts and figures

Romania is located in South Eastern Europe.

Its neighbours are:

  • the Republic of Moldova to the east,
  • Bulgaria to the south,
  • Serbia to the south and south-east,
  • Hungary to the west,
  • Ukraine to the north,
  • The Black Sea in South.

It has an area of 238,397 square kilometres (92,046 sq mi) and a temperatecontinental climate. With almost 20 million inhabitants, the country is the seventh most populous member state of the European Union. Its capital and largest city, Bucharest, is the sixth-largest city in the EU, with 1,883,425 inhabitants as of 2011. The largest cities in Romania are: Bucharest, Iaşi, Timişoara, Cluj, Constanţa, Galaţi, Braşov, Ploieşti, Oradea and Suceava.

The Romanian Flag is

and The coat of arms of Romania is this:

Romanian language is a Latin language and Romania itself is considered to be a “Latin island in a Slav sea”.

The Climate

The climate is continental, with oceanic influence in the West, Mediterranean in the South-West and excessively continental in the North-East. Summer can be hot and winter bitterly cold. Temperature: July average is 25 – 30°C, January average is -15 – -4°C, but you might also very well experience +35°C or -20°C.


Romanian Leu (RON). The leu’s subdivision is the ban. (1 RON = 100 bani)

When you change money at exchange offices you have to look for the word “Comision” which have to be 0%.

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