Romania

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Romania  

Location

located at the crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe

Border countries

Hungary, Serbia, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria

Area

238,391 km2

Population

21.5 million

Capital

Bucharest

Official language

Romanian

Administrative division

Romania is divided into 41 counties and the municipality of Bucharest

Political system

Parliamentary republic

President

Traian Băsescu

Prime Minister

Victor Ponta

Parliament

The Romanian parliament consists of two chambers, the Senat (137 seats) and the Chamber of Deputies (332 seats). The members of both are chosen in elections held every four years.

Currency

Romanian leu (RON)

Time

EET (UTC+2)

Calling code

40

Internet TLD

.ro

Electricity

230 V

Religion

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%

Ethnic groups

Romanian 89.5%, Hungarian 6.6%, Roma (Gyspy) 2.5%, Ukrainian 0.3%, German 0.3%, Russian 0.2%, Turkish 0.2%, other 0.4%

International organisations

  • Member of the European Union;
  • The International Organisation for Migration (IOM);
  • The World Trade Organisation;
  • The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and others.

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