Romania is a patchwork country blanketing the borders of Southeastern and Central Europe. With dark mountain forests, sparkling seaside resorts, traditional villages capturing life from another time and the dreamy sunflower fields, Romania has a rich cultural and natural diversity. Known for its fairytale castles and postcard landscapes, Romania allures discerning travelers to a land that promises a unique vacation experience.
- Area: 237,500 square kilometers
- It possesses a short coastline on the Black Sea.
- One third of its territory is mountainous, especially in the north (Transylvania) where the Carpathians extend. The southeast is a flat plain bathed by the Danube.
Government: Parliamentary democracy; semi-presidential system made up of a president of the republic, a prime minister and a parliament consisting of a house of representatives and a senate.
Abdication of King Michael and the establishment of a people’s republic
The new leu (2005)
Underground riches, particularly lignite and natural gas; only a moderate amount of manufacturing
Low yields. However the country ranks 9th in world corn production and 10th for wine. Also: wheat, barley, potatoes.
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