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Romania is a southeastern European country known for the forested region of Transylvania, ringed by the Carpathian Mountains. Its preserved medieval towns include Sighişoara, and there are many fortified churches and castles, notably clifftop Bran Castle, long associated with the Dracula legend. Bucharest, the country’s capital, is the site of the gigantic, Communist-era Palatul Parlamentului government building.

Languages: Romanian 91% (official), Hungarian 6.7%, Romany (Gypsy) 1.1%, other 1.2%

Ethnic Groups: Romanian 89.5%, Hungarian 6.6%, Roma 2.5%, Ukrainian 0.3%, German 0.3%, Russian 0.2%, Turkish 0.2%, other 0.4%

Belief Systems: Eastern Orthodox (including all sub-denominations) 86.8%, Protestant (various denominations including Reformate and Pentecostal) 7.5%, Roman Catholic 4.7%, other (mostly Muslim) and unspecified 0.9%, none 0.1%

Demographics:

 

Population: 21.3 million people (World Rank: 58th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 240 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 116th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: -0.228 %/yr (World Rank: 228th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 73.8 years (World Rank: 119th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 38.5 years (World Rank: 35th) (2010 estimate) Sites for More Information:

 

Map of Romania
Map from the Cartographic Division of the United Nations

United Nations Country Profile for Romania

Romania - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress profile of Romania

Wikipedia Entry for Romania

Current News in Romania

Romania - Facts and Information 1
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Romania

Romania - Facts and Information 2
The World Factbook Entry for Romania

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Romania 1
from travelnotes.org

Traveling to Romania 2

Traveling to Romania 3

Events in Romania

Travel Guide for Romania
Wikitravel Entry for Romania

Language Resources:

Romanian language, alphabet, and pronunciation
from omniglot.com

Romanian Language Games
from digitaldialects.com

Learn Romanian Online

Learn Romanian Online 2
from mylanguages.org

Government Related:

Embassy of Romania
in Washington D.C.

Government Websites of Romania
Directory of government Websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger


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