Situated in Eastern Europe. The country was part of the Roman Empire during ancient times, and its name means land of the Romans. The Romanian people are the only Eastern Europeans who trace their ancestry and language back to the ancient Romans.
Bucharest still has some catching up to do before it can compare itself to cities like Prague and Budapest. Several places to visit include the mountain scape of Transylvania, which is under-visited, and the glacial lakes of Fagaras Mountains are especially good for hiking.
Romania has hot, sunny summers and cold, cloudy winters. The average July temperature is 70 °F (21 °C), and the average January temperature is 30 °F (-1 °C). Romania’s plains are warmer than its mountain areas.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
POPULATION: 22.2 million
LANGUAGE: Romanian, Hungarian, Romany (Gypsy)
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 230V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +40
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +2