Romania: One Of The Largest Gypsy Populations In Europe

Romania is a unitary semi-presidential republic located in Southeastern-Central Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Ukraine. It also borders Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It covers 238,391 square kilometers and has a temperate-continental climate. With its 19.9 million inhabitants, it is the seventh most populous member of the European Union. Its capital and largest city, Bucharest, is the sixth largest city in the EU.


The River Danube, which is Europe's second longest river after the Volga, rises in Germany and flows southeastwards for a distance of 2,857 km course through ten countries before emptying in Romania's Danube Delta. Some of its 1,075 km length bordering the country drains the whole of it. The Carpathian Mountains (the tallest peak is Moldoveanu at 2,544 m, 8346 ft) cross Romania from the north to the southwest. The currency is Romanian Leu (RON).

Some interesting facts are:
1. Romania’s 10-bani note issued in 1917 is the smallest paper money ever printed (dimensions: 1.08 x 1.49 in).


2. The city of Brasov is home to the largest Gothic church between Vienna, Austria and Istanbul, Turkey.


3. Europe’s second largest underground glacier, the Scarisoara glacier, is found underneath the Bihor Mountains in Romania. It has a volume of 75,000 cubic meters and has existed for more than 3,500 years.


4. The archetypal vampire Count Dracula, created by Bram Stoker, was inspired by the Romanian prince Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad the Impaler because he was fond of impaling his enemies and standing them along the roads.


5. Timisoara was also the first European city to introduce horse-drawn trams, also in 1869.


6. The tallest wooden church in the world, and the second tallest wooden structure in Europe, can be found in Sapanta Peri, Maramures of northwestern Romania. It has a 23 foot tall cross that weighs 1,000 lbs, on top of the 257 foot tall church.


7. The Danube to Black Sea canal in southeast Romania, is world’s third longest man-made navigation route, after the Suez and the Panama Canals.


8. The statue of Dacian king Decebal, carved in the rocky bank of the Danube river, is the tallest rock sculpture in Europe (135 feet tall).


9. The Romanian Palace of Parliament in Bucharest is the second largest building in the world, next only to the Pentagon in the United States.


10. Its official. Romania has the most beautiful waterfall in the world. Bigar Cascade Falls in Caras-Severin it’s been voted as number one by The World Geography.


For more facts visit:
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/romania
http://listverse.com/2013/11/21/revised-10-interestingawesome-facts-about-romania/
http://touristinromania.net/2015/03/20/funny-facts-about-romania/
http://truenomads.com/2013/12/interesting-facts-about-romania/

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