Romania is a republic in Southeast Europe. This country is bordered by Ukraine, Moldovia, and The Black Sea. The climate in Romania is temperate, which has encouraged its growth to nearly 20 million residents.
The official language of Romania is Romanian. Other native languages spoken in the country include German, Hungarian and Vlax Romani. In schools, many students are taught English or French, which can help the students as they pursue higher education.
- Bucharest, the capital city of Romania was popularly known as “Paris of the East.”
- The game of baseball was perhaps first played in Romania and called “Oina.”
- The Palace of the People, located in the Romanian capital of Bucharest, is the most expensive and expansive civil administration building in the world.
- Gheorghe Marinescu, a neurology professor at the Faculty of Medicine in Bucharest, Romania first viewed living nervous cells through his microscope.
- Romania is the home to Europe’s largest population of brown bears. The forests of Romania are estimated to contain upward of 6,000 of these large wild beasts.
- The earliest Homo sapiens fossils were discovered in Romania in 2002. The fossils found were estimated to be around 40,000 years old.
- Bran Castle or Castle Dracula, located in Transylvania, is today a museum dedicated to the history of the Dracula legend.
- One of the biggest icons in the gymnastics world, Nadia Comaneci, was from the Republic of Romania.