Romania in brief
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Romania (România) is a country of around 22m inhabitants, located in
south-eastern Europe. Geographically it is very diverse, divided in
half by the arc of the Carpathian mountains. Romanians make up
around 90% of the population, which also includes large Hungarian
and Roma minorities. Romania is firmly on the path of reform to
democracy and a market economy and is set to join the European Union
Some interesting facts and figures
- Dracula lived in Transylvania which is a region in Central Romania.
- The first electrified streets in Europe were in Timisoara, a large city in West Romania.
- One of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century was Constantin Brancusi, a native of Romania.
- The longest river in Europe, the Danube, ends in Romania in the Black Sea where it forms a unique delta.
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