Romania at a glance
Location: S-E Europe
Time Zone: GMT+2
Population: approx. 19,5 million
Official language: Romanian
Currency: RON (leu)
Politics: Member of the European Union and NATO
Romania is located in the southeastern part of Europe, has an area of 237,502 sq. km and a population of 19,5 million.
The Romanian territory is comprised of mountains, hills and plains to relatively equal proportions. High mountains, wide sandy beaches and the incredible bio diverse wetland of the Danube Delta will enchant you with their beauty. Romania has a diversed flora and fauna, consisting of over 3,700 species of plants and 33,792 species of animals.
Romania is also famous for its important cultural heritage: medieval towns and fortified churches in Transylvania, painted monasteries in Moldavia, wooden churches in Maramures or ancient Dacian Sarmizegetusa Regia (Southern Carpathians).
Several architectural monuments have been listed by UNESCO as part of the World Cultural Heritage. Walking through these sites will give the tourist a glimpse of Romania's art and culture:
- Churches of Moldavia
- Dacian Fortresses from the Orastie Mountains
- Historic Centre of Sighisoara
- Monastery of Horezu
- Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania
- Wooden Churches of Maramures
The Danube Delta is one of the most captivating UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Europe. The Danubian waters flow into the Black Sea, and form the largest and best preserved of Europe's deltas. The Danube Delta hosts over 300 species of birds as well as 45 freshwater fish species within its numerous lakes and marshes.