Bucharest & Romania
If you’re looking for Romania, you’ll find it on the crossroad of Central and South-Eastern Europe, at half the distance between the Atlantic Coast and the Urals, covering an area of 238.397 square km. Romania has 19,3 million inhabitants. Romanian economy is in continuous development due to economic reforms. Currency: 1 leu (plural – lei) = 100 bani (singular – ban).
Romanian territory is divided into 41 counties, plus Bucharest. Each county is administered by a County Council and a Prefect. Romania is the seventh state in number of inhabitants and the ninth state as territory in EU.
The capital of Romania, Bucharest, is known for its wide boulevards, for its nickname of „Little Paris” and for the nightlife. Bucharest is also famous for having built its own People’s House – today the Parliament Palace (Palatul Parlamentului) – which is the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon, the third most massive building in the world, the heaviest building in the world and also, visible from the space.
A journey of a few hours by car or train can take you from the Danube River to a beautiful, medieval town in Transylvania; from Bucharest to the Black Sea; from Southern Transylvania to Bucovina or Maramures. Take a step back in time as you visit one of the world’s famous painted monasteries in Bucovina, the ancient citadel in Sighisoara or a centuries-old, folkloric village in Maramures.