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Romania Introduction

Romania, also spelled Rumania, is a country in eastern Europe. Its name means land of the Romans. The country is so called because it was part of the Roman Empire during ancient times.

The Romanian people are the only eastern Europeans who trace their ancestry and language back to the Romans. Bucharest is Romania's capital and largest city.

A Short Background

Soviet occupation following World War II led to the formation of a communist "peoples republic" in 1947 and the abdication of the king. The decades-long rule of President Nicolae CEAUSESCU became increasingly draconian through the 1980s.

He was overthrown and executed in late 1989. Former communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Much economic restructuring remains to be carried out before Romania can achieve its hope of joining the EU.

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Topography of Romania - Read more about the geography and topography of Romania

History of Romania - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Romania

Life & People of Romania - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Romania

Local Cuisine of Romania - Find out delicious local cuisines of Romania

Holidays in Romania - Check out a list of the local holidays in Romania

Festivals in Romania - Learn about the festivals in Romania

Embassies of Romania - Provides an Embassy database for Romania

Administration facts of Romania - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Romania

Newstands in Romania - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Romania

Attractions in Romania - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Romania

Maps of Romania - Discover a detailed map of Romania

Map Database of Romania - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Romania

Flags of Romania - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Romania. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Romania - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Romania

Shopping in Romania - Find out the best places for shopping in Romania

Restaurants in Romania - Browse a list of eat-outs in Romania

Geography of Romania - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Romania

People of Romania - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Romania

Government and Politics in Romania - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Romania.

Economy of Romania - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Romania

Communications in Romania - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Romania

Transportation in Romania - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Romania

Military of Romania - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Romania

Transnational Issues of Romania - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Romania


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