Location of Romania
General information: Republic of Romania
|Capital:||Bucharest||Official languages:||Romanian||Time zone:||EET (UTC+2)|
|Area:||238 391 km²||Population:||19 511 000 people||Currency:||Romanian leu (RON)
EUR 1 = 4,50 RON
|Drives on the:||right||Calling code:||+40||Seasons:||winter, spring, summer and autumn|
Curious facts about Romania
- Romania has the world’s largest administrative building. The Parliament is the second biggest building in the world after Pentagon in USA.
- Romanian is the only Romance language in Eastern Europe.
- The most famous novels, inspired by Romania, are “The Castle in the Carpathians” by Jules Verne, and “Dracula” by Bram Stoker.
- Romania is Europe’s richest country in gold resources. There is the only Gold Museum in Europe.
- The first city lit by electric street lamps in continental Europe. Timisoara, one of the most beautiful and vibrant Romanian cities, was the first mainland European city to be lit by electric street lamps, back in 1884.
- The scientist who discovered insulin was Nicolae Paulescu, a Romanian, who originally called it pancreine. Although two Canadian scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1923 for their study of insulin, Paulescu’s pioneering work in the field of diabetic medicine was duly accredited.
- Оfficial Tourism website of Romania: www.romaniatourism.com
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Balkan tour: get to know the Balkans
Let’s visit together the only winery with vineyards along the steep southern slope of the Danube river. We will head to the town of Oryahovo in Bulgaria to see and get to know the history and the wines of Chateau Burgozone.
Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania