Romania

Romania is a country in Eastern Europe that shares land borders with Ukraine to the north and east, Moldova to the east, Bulgaria and Serbia to the south, and Hungary to the west. It has a small coastline on the Black Sea to the southeast.

Country Profile

Official NameContinentSubregionCapital CityPopulationWorld Population %Land Area (km²)CurrencyCurrency Symbol
RomaniaEuropeEastern EuropeBucharest19,892,8120.25%229,891Romanian leuLeu or Lei (pl.)

The country’s capital and largest city is Bucharest. Home to the Palace of Parliament, the Palace of Justice, the CEC Palace, and the Roman Athenaeum, it is the political, financial, and cultural center of Romania. 

Romania is famous for its castles, most notably Bran Castle near Transylvania, which is marketed as Dracula’s Castle. Another of the country’s famous castles is Peleș Castle near Sinaia. Arguably one of the most beautiful castles in the world, it belongs to the Royal Family and is occasionally used for royal ceremonies.

Romania has many mountains and is becoming an increasingly popular skiing destination. There are ski resorts throughout the Carpathian Mountains, which dominate the center of the country. The highest point in Romania is Moldoveanu Peak in the Făgăraș Mountains, which are part of the Southern Carpathians. Europe’s second-longest river, the Danube, flows through Romania, forming part of the country’s borders with Serbia and Bulgaria. It empties into the Black Sea in the southeast of the country via the Danube Delta, the second-largest delta in Europe after the Volga Delta, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Romania: Stats and Facts

Official LanguageMain ReligionNational AnthemISO alpha-2ISO alpha-3Internet country domains (TLDs)Dialling CodeCoastline Length (km)Geographic coordinates (center point of country)Number of Time ZonesTime Zone(s)Daylight Savings Time?Driving SideGDP (PPP)GDP per capita (PPP)GDP (nominal)GDP per capita (nominal)
RomanianChristianity
"Deșteaptă-te, române!"
("Awaken Thee, Romanian!")
ROROU.ro+4022546 00 N, 25 00 E1UTC +02:00UTC +03:00right$828,746,000,000$43,747$382,932,000,000$20,214