Romania

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Culture

Culture

  • Romania has a unique culture, which is the product of its geography and of its distinct historical evolution. Romanian identity is formed on a substratum of mixed Roman and quite possibly Dacian elements with numerous other influences.
  • Romania's Danube Delta is a World Heritage site and is the second largest delta in the whole of Europe.
  • Romanian art, like Romanian literature, reached its peak during the 19th century. Among the leading painters were Theodor Aman, a portraitist, and landscape painter Nicolae Grigorescu. A notable contribution to modern concepts of 20th-century art was the work of Romanian-born French sculptor Constantin Brancusi.
  • In litterature Eugène Ionesco is one of the foremost playwrights of the Theatre of the Absurd. The 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Herta Müller.
  • Breakfast is usually a small meal of bread with butter and jam and tea. The largest meal is eaten in the early afternoon. Mititei, grilled sausage seasoned with garlic, is a common appetizer. Borsch, cabbage soup with bran, or ciorba, a soup of lamb, mushrooms, and other meats and vegetables, is often served as a first course. Main dishes are usually meat-based, such as tocana, a pork stew flavored with garlic and onions. Other popular dishes include sarmale, cabbage leaves stuffed with rice and meat, and mamaglia, a cornmeal dish often served with poached eggs. Vegetables are served as side dishes. Typical desserts include placinte, a kind of pie, and baclava, a pastry made of nuts and honey.
  • Romania is at number 10 in the Top 12 Wine Producers in the World.
  • The most popular sport in Romania is football. Other popular sports include team handball, basketball, rugby union, tennis and gymnastics. The Romanian men's national team has won the Handball World Cup a record 4 times. Romania has been one of the most successful countries in the history of Summer Olympic Games (15th overall) with a total of 283 medals won throughout the years, 82 of which are gold medals.
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    Source: www.wikipedia.org