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It is the literary home of Count Dracula and the ancestral home of Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s blood lusting vampire. For nearly half a century following World War II, Romania was closed off from most of the world behind the Iron Curtain, its historical and natural wonders off-limits. Today, its borders are open and the country welcomes tourists who are looking for a more unique vacation experience.
About the size of Oregon, Romania is located in Central Europe and shares borders with Hungary and Serbia to the west; Bulgaria to the south; Moldova, the Black Sea, and part of Ukraine to the east; and the rest of Ukraine to the north.
Population and language
Romania’s central location has made it a bit of a melting pot. Although 90 percent of the 19 million residents are ethnically Romanian, there are also smaller populations of Hungarians, Romanis colloquially known as gypsies, Ukrainians, Germans, Russians, and Turks. The official language is Romanian. Hungarian and Romany are spoken among those ethnic groups.
The predominant religion is Eastern Orthodox, with smaller numbers of Protestants, Catholics, and Muslims.
Major cities and tourist destinations
Bucharest is by far the largest city in Romania, with a population of 1.9 million. The city is known for its tree-lined streets, Belle Époque architecture, and surprisingly vibrant nightlife. Two of the more popular tourist sites are the Royal Palace and the Cantacuzino Palace.
The province of Bucovina is known for its churches featuring frescoes. The Danube Delta is the largest nature reserve in Europe. Take a step back to Medieval Romania with a visit to Transylvania located at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. The area holds onto its folk history with residents often dressing in traditional costume and using ox-drawn carriages in their everyday life. Many castles and forts remain standing.
The Dabrogea region is famous for its wildlife reservoirs, home to more than 300 species of birds, more than 1000 plants, and many aquatic animals.
The Black Sea coast is especially popular in the summer and during the winter, visitors can enjoy a day of skiing in the mountains.
Romania’s temperate climate is reminiscent of the American northeast. Summers are sunny and warm, with triple digit temperatures common in July and August. Winter can be bracing, particularly in the mountains. Snow is not uncommon between December and March.
Romania’s economy has struggled. As a result, the country’s population has decreased by more than 12 per cent since 2002 as people relocate to other countries looking for work and as the birthrate drops. Despite a gross domestic product (GDP) of $185.3 billion there is not much of a middle class and poverty remains a widespread problem, with one in five Romanians living below the poverty line.
Top exports include machinery, metal products, cars, textiles, footwear, jewelry, and agricultural products. Leading imports include grain, minerals, and fuels. The unit of currency is the leu. One hundred U.S. dollars will fetch 346 leu.
Romania has two major airports—Traian Vuia Timisoara International Airport and Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport—and three regional airports: Cluj-Napoca, Bacau, and Bucharest Aurel Vlaicu.
Bucharest-based Limousine Services offers car hire services that cover all of Romania for those who want the comfort of a car without the hassle of driving themselves.
Buses and trains are the most common ways to travel between cities, while taxis and city buses are readily available within cities.
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