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Romania is located in Eastern Europe part of Europe. It's total area is 230K km² and 30.1% of it is forest area. As of 2022 it has a total population of 19M. 54.5% lives in cities whereas 45.5% lives in rural areas.
Romania ( (listen) roh-MAY-nee-ə; Romanian: România [romɨˈni.a] (listen)) is a country located at the crossroads of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. It borders Bulgaria to the south, Ukraine to the north, Hungary to the west, Serbia to the southwest, Moldova to the east, and the Black Sea to the southeast. It has a predominantly temperate-continental climate, and an area of 238,397 km2 (92,046 sq mi), with a population of approximately 19 million inhabitants. Romania is the twelfth-largest country in Europe and the sixth-most populous member state of the European Union. Its capital and largest city is Bucharest, followed by Iași, Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara, Constanța, Craiova, Brașov, and Galați.

Europe's second-longest river, the Danube, rises in Germany's Black Forest and flows southeasterly for 2,857 km (1,775 mi), before emptying into Romania's Danube Delta. The Carpathian Mountains cross Romania from the north to the southwest and include Moldoveanu Peak, at an altitude of 2,544 m (8,346 ft).Settlement in what is now Romania began in the Lower Paleolithic followed by written records attesting the kingdom of Dacia, its conquest, and subsequent Romanization by the Roman Empire during late antiquity. The modern Romanian state was formed in 1859 through a personal union of the Danubian Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia. The new state, officially named Romania since 1866, gained independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1877. During World War I, after declaring its neutrality in 1914, Romania fought together with the Allied Powers from 1916. In the aftermath of the war, Bukovina, Bessarabia, Transylvania, and parts of Banat, Crișana, and Maramureș became part of the Kingdom of Romania. In June–August 1940, as a consequence of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact and Second Vienna Award, Romania was compelled to cede Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina to the Soviet Union and Northern Transylvania to Hungary. In November 1940, Romania signed the Tripartite Pact and, consequently, in June 1941 entered World War II on the Axis side, fighting against the Soviet Union until August 1944, when it joined the Allies and recovered Northern Transylvania. Following the war and occupation by the Red Army, Romania became a socialist republic and a member of the Warsaw Pact. After the 1989 Revolution, Romania began a transition towards democracy and a market economy.

Romania is a developing country with a high-income economy, ranking 53rd in the Human Development Index. It has the world's 47th largest economy by nominal GDP. Romania experienced rapid economic growth in the early 2000s; its economy is now based predominantly on services. It is a producer and net exporter of machines and electric energy through companies like Automobile Dacia and OMV Petrom. The majority of Romania's population are ethnic Romanians and religiously identify themselves as Eastern Orthodox Christians, speaking Romanian, a Romance language (more specifically Eastern Romance/Daco-Romance). The Romanian Orthodox Church is the largest religious denomination in the country. Romania is a member of the United Nations, the European Union, NATO, the Council of Europe, BSEC and WTO.

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💬 Languages

Romanian is the official language.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is Romanian leu [1 USD = 4.582 RON].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

As credit cards are not widely used in Romania, we suggest you to carry cash during your travels [2017: %11.72494516]. Approximately there are a total of 🏧 12K ATM's in Romania.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 12.8M tourists arrived to Romania. In 2019, tourism has contributed to Romania economy with a total of 4.2B $ income (%4.2).

📱 Bandwidth

Mobile internet & wifi is fast with 60.74 Mbps. Broadband is 🚀very fast with 212.53 Mbps.

Mobile & Wifi (2.12 / 10)

Broadband (7.41 / 10)

☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is ❄️ 9 °C and cold. Current 3 months (April, May and June) average is 🌤️ 14 °C and warm. Current season (spring) is ❄️ 10 °C and cold.
Yearly average9 °C ❄️
3 month average14 °C 🌤️
Spring average10 °C ❄️
Summer average20 °C ☀️
Fall average10 °C 🌤️
Winter average-2 °C ❄️
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

In 2022, gross national income (GNI) was 297B $ and with %3.8 increase GNI per capita was 16K $. In 2022, consumer inflation was calculated as %13.8.
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