Romania is located in Southeast Europe. It shares its borders with Moldova and Ukraine to the east, Bulgaria to the south, and Serbia and Hungary to the west. Bucharest is not only the capital but also the largest city in Romania and the sixth largest city in the European Union. This country covers 238,391 square kilometers of the earth and has around 19,511,000 people. The national language of Romania is Romanian, which is 1700 years old.
Romania houses people of different ethnicities besides Romanians. There are Hungarians, Roma, Ukrainians, and Germans also living in this country. Besides Romanian, there are many languages spoken in this country including Albanian, Armenian, Bulgarian, Czech, Croatian, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Yiddish. Romania is the member of both NATO and European Union. It has been with NATO since 2004 and joined the European Union in 2007. Romania is the home of artists, musicians, and inventors.
Top 9 Fun and Interesting Facts about Romania
- The first centrally heated and electrified European castle is in Romania called Peles Castle. This castle is located in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia. In 1883, the castle had its central heating, electricity and vacuuming system installed.
- Romania is home to Europe’s only gold dedicated museum. The gold museum is located in a Romanian city called Brad. The museum was founded more than 100 years ago and houses more than 1500 exhibits which were collected from all around the world.
- The world’s second largest administrative building can be found in Romania which is the Romanian parliament, also called the People’s House. It is located in Bucharest and expands to 365,000 square meter. It comes second to the Pentagon in Washington, USA.
- Romanian cities offer one of the fastest broadband internet upload and download speeds in the world. There are nine Romanian cities in the list of the top 15 fastest internet providing cities in the world, according to a list published in 2015.
- Timisoara is a city in Romania which has the honor of being the first city in Continental Europe to be lit by electric lamps, which happened as early as 1884. It also was the first European city to have horse-drawn trams back in 1869.
- The Scarisoara Cave is Europe’s second largest underground glacier. It is found in the Apuseni Mountains of Romania and has a volume of 75000 cubic meters. This glacier’s existence dates back to 3500 years.
- Bigar Cascade Falls is voted to be the world’s most unique waterfall. It is located in Caras-Severin, Romania.
- Dacian king Decebalus’ statue, which is carved on the shores of Danube River, is Europe’s tallest rock
sculpture. It is 135 feet tall.
- Nadia Elena Comaneci is the first person to ever score a perfect score in gymnastics. This happened in the 1976 Olympics, which was being hosted in Montreal. Nadia was only 14 years old when she had the perfect score and took a total of three gold medals that year.
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