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Romania is situated in south-eastern Europe between latitudes 43o 37′ 07” north and longitudes 20o 15′ 44” east, extending approximately 480 km north to south and 640 km east to west.

The country has an area of 237,750 sq km and a population of over 21,680,974 of which 89% are Romanians, 7% Hungarians, 2% Gypsies, with small minorities of Germans, Slovaks, Turks, Russians, Bulgarians, Croats, Tartars, Czechs, Greeks, Jews, Americans, Poles, Albanians.

The Carpathian mountains are in the centre of the country. They are bordered on both sides by hills and plateaus ending in the vast plains of the outer rim. Forests cover over a quarter of the country, and the fauna is one of the richest in Europe including wolves, bears, deer, the lynx and the chamois.

The Danube makes the southern boundary; before it flows into the Black Sea, it forms a Delta, renowned for its rare species of both local and migratory exotic birds. Countries sharing borders with Romania are Hungary, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.


Major Cities and Population

The climate is temperate-continental, characteristic of Central Europe (hot summers, cold winters, very distinct seasons, abundant snowfalls, especially in the mountains). Warmest areas are in the south. Annual average rainfall is 677 mm, more in the mountains (1,000 – 1,400 m), and less on the coast below (400m).

Average temperatures in Bucharest:
In Bucharest, the temperature ranges from average low −5 °C (23 °F) in January to average high 29 °C (84.2 °F) in July and August

Bucuresti 1.926.334
Constanta 312.010
Timisoara 308.765
Iasi 303.714
Cluj Napoca 297.014
Brasov 285.712
Sibiu 156.261

The official language is Romanian, a Roman language. English, French and German are the most widely spoken foreign languages in Romania.

Most Romanians are Orthodox Christians (87%). Catholics of Oriental and Roman rites are well represented (5%). There are also Reformed (Lutheran (3%), Unitarian (1%), Neo-Protestant), Armenian, Moslem and Jewish communities. Religious freedom is acknowledged and granted by the Romanian Constitution.

Not only within Romania, but making international calls from Romania is now really cheap and convenient. Many calling companies provide services which are user-friendly and suitable for the common man. These services let you stay in touch with your loved ones at very low international call rates. You even enjoy the advantage of various discounts, offers and free calls between certain countries.