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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.

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Romania Tourism Information…

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The Best of Romania…

Eastern Romania
Northern Romania
Southern Romania
Transylvania
Western Romania

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
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
 
 

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Romania Country Information…

Capital:

Bucharest

Largest City:

Bucharest

Government:

Parliamentary Republic

Currency:

leu (RON)

Area:

237,500 sq km (92,046 sq. mi.) ranked 81st

Climate:

Temperate; cold, cloudy winters with frequent snow and fog; sunny summers with frequent showers and thunderstorms

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 plug C,F )

Telephone Code:

+40

Local Emergency Phone Number:

112

Internet TLD:

.ro

Time Zone:

CET (UTC+1) Summer CEST (UTC+2) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March, ends last Sunday in October

Road Driving Side:

Right

Anthem:

Deșteaptă-te, române! “Awaken thee, Romanian!”

President:

Klaus Iohannis

Prime Minister:

Florin Cîțu

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Holidays and Observances in Romania in 2020

Date NameType
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year’s DayNational holiday
Jan 2ThursdayDay after New Year’s DayNational holiday
Jan 24FridayUnification DayNational holiday
Feb 19WednesdayConstantin Brancusi DayObservance
Feb 24MondayDragobeteObservance
Mar 1SundayMărțișorObservance
Mar 8SundayInternational Women’s DayObservance
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason
Apr 17FridayOrthodox Good FridayNational holiday, Orthodox
Apr 19SundayOrthodox Easter DayNational holiday, Orthodox
Apr 20MondayOrthodox Easter MondayNational holiday, Orthodox
May 1FridayLabor Day / May DayNational holiday
May 3SundayMother’s DayObservance
May 10SundayFather’s DayObservance
May 10SundayMonarchy DayObservance
May 28ThursdayOrthodox Ascension DayObservance, Orthodox
Jun 1MondayChildren’s DayNational holiday
Jun 7SundayOrthodox PentecostNational holiday, Orthodox
Jun 8MondayOrthodox Pentecost MondayNational holiday, Orthodox
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason
Jun 26FridayFlag DayObservance
Jul 29WednesdayNational Anthem DayObservance
Aug 15SaturdaySt Mary’s DayNational holiday
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Oct 31SaturdayHalloweenObservance
Nov 30MondaySt Andrew’s DayNational holiday
Dec 1TuesdayNational holidayNational holiday
Dec 8TuesdayConstitution DayObservance
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveObservance
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayNational holiday
Dec 26SaturdaySecond day of ChristmasNational holiday
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year’s EveObservance