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The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia – for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire – secured their autonomy in 1856; they were de facto linked in 1859 and formally united in 1862 under the new name of Romania. The country gained recognition of its independence in 1878. It joined the Allied Powers in World War I and acquired new territories – most notably Transylvania – following the conflict. In 1940, Romania allied with the Axis powers and participated in the 1941 German invasion of the USSR. Three years later, overrun by the Soviets, Romania signed an armistice. The post-war Soviet occupation led to the formation of a communist “people’s republic” in 1947 and the abdication of the king. The decades-long rule of dictator Nicolae CEAUSESCU, who took power in 1965, and his Securitate police state became increasingly oppressive and draconian through the 1980s. CEAUSESCU was overthrown and executed in late 1989. Former communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

Tourism Information...
 

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Exploring Romania

The Best of Romania...
Romania's Most Popular Sights...

Here is a list of some of the most interesting and visited places. Cities or areas listed will always have more than just one thing see and do. With the popular cities or areas we list some of the best known, which should go on everyone’s, must see list when they visit.  

  • Arad
  • Bigar Waterfall
  • Brașov
    • Bran Castle
  • Bucharest
    • Palace of the Parliament
  • The Painted Monasteries-Bucovina
  • Cluj-Napoca
  • Constanța
  • The Danube Delta
  • Palace of Culture-Iași
  • Mamaia
  • Maramureș
  • Sibui
  • Sighișoar
  • Suceava
  • Peleș Castle-Sinaia
  • Timișoara
  • Transfăgărașăn Highway

Flag_of_RomaniaCounties of Romania…

Alba
Alba
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Arad
Argeș
Argeș
Bacău
Bacău
Bihor
Bihor
Bistrița
Bistrița-Năsăud
Botoșani
Botoșani
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Brașov
Băila
Băila
bucurești
București
Buzău
Buzău
Caraș-Severin
Caraș-Severin
Călărași
Călărași
cluj
Cluj
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Constanța
Covasna
Covasna
Dâmbovița
Dâmbovița
Dolj
Dolj
Galați
Galați
Giurgiu
Giurgiu
Gorj
Gorj
Harghita
Harghita
Hunedoara
Hunedoara
Ialomița
Ialomița
Iași
Iași
Ilfov
Ilfov
Maramures-flag
Maramureș
Mehedinți
Mehedinți
Murs
Mureș
Neamț
Neamț
Olt
Olt
Prahova
Prahova
Saut Mare
Saut Mare
Sălaj
Sălaj
Sibiu
Sibiu
Suceava
Suceava
Teleorman
Teleorman
Timiș
Timiș
Tulcea
Tulcea
Vâlcea
Vâlcea
Vaslui
Vaslui
Vrancea
Vrancea
 
 

Country Information...
 
Capital Bucharest
Largest City Bucharest
Government Parliamentary Republic
Currency leu (RON)
Area 237,500 sq km ranked 83rd
Population 21,599,736 (July 2016 est.) ranked 58th
Language Romanian (official) 85.4%, Hungarian 6.3%, Romany (Gypsy) 1.2%, other 1%, unspecified 6.1% (2011 est.)
Ethnic Groups Romanian 83.4%, Hungarian 6.1%, Roma 3.1%, Ukrainian 0.3%, German 0.2%, other 0.7%, unspecified 6.1% (2011 est.)
Religion Eastern Orthodox (including all sub-denominations) 81.9%, Protestant (various denominations including Reformed and Pentecostal) 6.4%, Roman Catholic 4.3%, other (includes Muslim) 0.9%, none or atheist 0.2%, unspecified 6.3% (2011 est.)
Electricity 230V, 50Hz (European or plug)
Country code +40
Internet TLD .ro
Time Zone UTC+2
Drives on the Right
Anthem Deșteaptă-te, române! “Awaken thee, Romanian!”
President Klaus Iohannis
Prime Minister Mihai Tudose
Holidays and Observances in Romania in 2020
Date   Name Type
Jan 1 Wednesday New Year’s Day National holiday
Jan 2 Thursday Day after New Year’s Day National holiday
Jan 24 Friday Unification Day National holiday
Feb 19 Wednesday Constantin Brancusi Day Observance
Feb 24 Monday Dragobete Observance
Mar 1 Sunday Mărțișor Observance
Mar 8 Sunday International Women’s Day Observance
Mar 20 Friday March Equinox Season
Apr 17 Friday Orthodox Good Friday National holiday, Orthodox
Apr 19 Sunday Orthodox Easter Day National holiday, Orthodox
Apr 20 Monday Orthodox Easter Monday National holiday, Orthodox
May 1 Friday Labor Day / May Day National holiday
May 3 Sunday Mother’s Day Observance
May 10 Sunday Father’s Day Observance
May 10 Sunday Monarchy Day Observance
May 28 Thursday Orthodox Ascension Day Observance, Orthodox
Jun 1 Monday Children’s Day National holiday
Jun 7 Sunday Orthodox Pentecost National holiday, Orthodox
Jun 8 Monday Orthodox Pentecost Monday National holiday, Orthodox
Jun 21 Sunday June Solstice Season
Jun 26 Friday Flag Day Observance
Jul 29 Wednesday National Anthem Day Observance
Aug 15 Saturday St Mary’s Day National holiday
Sep 22 Tuesday September Equinox Season
Oct 31 Saturday Halloween Observance
Nov 30 Monday St Andrew’s Day National holiday
Dec 1 Tuesday National holiday National holiday
Dec 8 Tuesday Constitution Day Observance
Dec 21 Monday December Solstice Season
Dec 24 Thursday Christmas Eve Observance
Dec 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday
Dec 26 Saturday Second day of Christmas National holiday
Dec 31 Thursday New Year’s Eve Observance