Romania is a country situated in Eastern Europe and has a coastline to the Black Sea in south-east and borders with the following neighbors: Moldova in east, Bulgaria in south, Serbia in south-west, Hungary in north-west and Ukraine in north.
Bucharest 2.200.000 people
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Arges County: Pitesti City
Braila County: Braila City
Buzau County: Buzau City
Calarasi County: Calarasi City
Dambovita County: Targoviste City
Giurgiu County: Giurgiu City
Ialomita County: Slobozia City
Ilfov County: Bucharest City
Prahova County: Ploiesti City
Teleorman County: Alexandria City
Alba County: Alba Iulia City
Bistrita Nasaud County: Bistrita City
Brasov County: Brasov City
Cluj County: Cluj Napoca City
Covasna County: Sf. Gheorghe City
Harghita County: Miercurea Ciuc City
Hunedoara County: Deva City
Mures County: Targu Mures City
Sibiu County: Sibiu City
Relief, rivers and lakes from Romania:
Romania is a medium size country in Europe, with a varied relief from plains in south (Romanian Plain) and west (Western Plain), to hills and plateaus (Moldavian Plateau in east, Dobrogea’s Plateau in south-east, Transylvania Plateau in center and Getic Plateau in south) and finally to the mountains in the central and western parts of it. The Carpathian Mountains practically almost surround the historic region of Transylvania. The highest point is Moldoveanu peak with its 2.544 m height. Romania is crossed by many rivers and streams, but the most important is the Danube River which enters the country in south-west and flows into the Black Sea through a beautiful delta in the south-east part of Romania. Other important rivers are Prut, Olt, Mures, Ialomita and others. It also has many different lakes: glacial lakes, natural and barrier lakes.
Climate, name, fauna and flora from Romania:
The Romanian climate is temperate-continental with low Mediterranean influences in south. Summers sometimes are hot and winters very cold from year to year. The temperature varies according to the region and elevation. The annual media is between 10 and 12º C and the annual media of the rainfall is between 500 and 1.000 mm per year. The name of Romania comes from the Latin word romanus and the word Romanian it was often used by celebrities that entered the country and met its people. A big part of the surface is covered with forests of leaf wood and also coniferous wood, home for thousands of species of fauna and flora, some of them protected by law: wolves, deer, brown bears, wild boars, lynx, wild goat and others.
Agriculture, resources, cities and population from Romania:
Many of Romania’s inhabitants are involved in agriculture because almost a half of the territory is fertile. Romania has resources of oil and natural gas, but also of iron, zinc, plumb and brimstone. The capital and the largest city of Romania is Bucharest and other important cities are Constanta (the largest port at the Black Sea), Galati (the largest port at the Danube River), Iasi, Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca, Oradea, Brasov and others. (Find more journeys on blog.worldlifetimejourneys.com) More than 90% of the population is composed by Romanians, but there are big groups of Magyars and Roma and small groups of Germans, Ukrainians, Turks, Slovaks, Serbians, Bulgarians and others.
Tourism and tourist objectives and attractions from Romania:
A good part of the earnings come from tourism which is an important domain of activity in Romania. Its wonderful landscapes, the warm sea with the sunny beaches, the last virgin forests in Europe, but also the numerous cities full of culture and history with some of the most beautiful tourist objectives and attractions in Europe, attract millions of tourists annually. Unfortunately the poor infrastructure and the weak promotion make from Romania a less known country. It obtained the independence from the Ottoman Empire at 09 May 1877 and the national day is every year at 01 December. Romania is a member of the European Union since 2004. Visit Romania!
The rock formation called the Sphinx from Bucegi National Park, Romania
Romania is split in 41 counties plus Bucharest the capital. In turn, they are grouped in 9 regions and separate the capital. Every county has a main city called as the county seat, which will be described in the website pages in the section Romania. You can see the 9 regions of Romania, the counties that compound them and their county seats, plus the capital Bucharest on the left side.
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