History of Romania
Geography of RomaniaRomania is slightly smaller than Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and is the 12th largest country in Europe. The country is halfway between the equator and north pole. Romania shares 1332 km with the Ukraine and Moldova to east and north. Bulgaria lies to the south, Hungary to the west. In southeast, 245 km of Black sea coastline provide an important outlet to Mediterraneaa Sea and Atlantic ocean. The famous river is Danube. Romania's natural landscape is almost evenly divided among mountains, hills and plains. These varied relief forms spread rather symmetrically from Carpathian mountains, which reach elevations of more than 2400 meters, to the Danube delta, which is just a few meters above sea level.
Climate of RomaniaRomania has a temperate climate, similar to the northeastern US, with four seasons- 1. Spring is pleasant with cool mornings and warm days, 2. Summer is quite warm, with extended sunny days. It is cool in mountains 3. Autumn is dry and cool 4. Winters can be cold, especially in mountains. Average annual rainfall is 26 inches.
Natural Resources in RomaniaThe natural resources of Romania are land, petroleum, natural gas, salt, coal, iron ore, copper, hydroelectric power, oil, bauxite, non ferrous ores (Cu, Pb, Zn, Hg, In, Fe, Au, Ag, Mn, U, Cd etc) sulpher, rocks for building.
Tourist Attraction in RomaniaFamous hotels are- Vila Vitalis, Boutique Fleurs de Temps, Conacul Archia, Pensiunea Ana, Guesthouse Ileana, Caro Boutique hotel, Griff hotel, Hotel Decebal, Restaurant- pensiunea Joker, Club vila bran, Hotel Insula, Hotel Maria, Hotel Astra, Hotel Christina, Kronwell hotel, Ioana Hotel, Ice hotel Romania, Rembrandt hotel etc.
Romania CuisineThe Romanian cuisine is quite tasty inspite of disregarding the principles of healthy nutrition. The Greeks, Turks, Russians and Bulgarians, Hungarians have all contributed to it. There are many dishes like Chiftele(meatballs), Mititei (mixture of pork, beef, lamb), Toba (mixture of pig's organs), Drob (cooked lamb), sarmale (stuffed cabbage rolls), saramura (fish). There are desserts like Cozonac (sweet bread), Baklava (Pastry filled with nuts). There are wines like beer, Juica (brandy) etc.
Romania CultureThe name "Romania" reflects the influence of ancient Rome on the Nation's language and culture. Its three regions- Walachia, Moldavia, and Transylvania- in which it united, are relatively uniform. An exception is the Hungarian community in Transylvania which has its own language and traditions. The Roma (Gypsies), who are scattered throughout the country in camps, are culturally different.
Traditional games of Romania are the blind old woman, little rabbits (similar to musical chairs), flowers (a quiz type game), water and fire etc.
Football is the most popular sport. Other sports include handball, basketball, rugby, tennis and gymnastics, fencing, canoeing, chess etc.
The various festivals in Romania are-
Romania international Shakespeare festival, Bucharest of old, Bachata Romanian dance festival, Halloween, wine festivals etc.
- Henri Coanda International airport
- Cluj- Napoca International airport
- Iasi International airport
- Sibiu International airport
- Satu Mare International airport
- Oradea International airport
- Arad International airport
- Craiova airport International airport
- Baia Mare airport International airport
Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: November 11, 2015
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Facts about Romania
|Independence Day||July 13, 1878|
|Area||238,000 sq km|
|Currency||Romanian Leu (RON)|
|Neighbours||Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine|