Welcome to ROMANIA!
Authentic, Natural and Cultural are the words that best capture the essence of Romania, a dynamic country rich in history, arts and scenic beauty. Romania offers countless unique travel experiences that are waiting to be discovered.
A journey of a few hours by car or train can take you from the Danube River to a beautiful, intact, medieval town in Transylvania; from Bucharest - Romania's capital city - 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, hilltop citadel in Sighisoara or an authentic, centuries-old, folkloric village in Maramures.
Romania is situated in the southeastern part of Central Europe and shares borders with Hungary to the northwest, Serbia to the southwest, Bulgaria to the south, the Black Sea to the southeast, Ukraine to the east and to the north and the Republic of Moldova to the east. Roughly the size of Oregon, Romania is the second largest country in the area, after Poland.
Geographical location of Romania:
between latitudes 43°37’07" and 48°15’06" North and longitudes 20°15’44" and 29°41’24" East.
Romania extends approximately 300 miles North to South and 400 miles East to West.
Bucharest — the capital city of Romania — is located at the same latitude with the cities of Portland - Oregon; Montreal - Canada; Venice - Italy; and Bordeaux - France.
Romania has a temperate climate, similar to the northeastern United States, with four distinct seasons.
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The leu (Romanian pronunciation: [lew], plural lei [lej]; code RON) is the currency of Romania. It is subdivided into 100 bani.
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Bucharest General Information
Bucharest, the capital of Romania, is the largest city and the main political, administrative, economic, financial, banking, educational, scientific and cultural center of the country.
It is located in the SE of Romania, at an altitude of 60-90 m, on the rivers Dambovita and Colentina, at latitude 44 ° 25'50 " North (as Belgrade, Geneva, Bordeaux, Minneapolis) and longitude 26 ° 06'50" East (like Helsinki or Johannesburg). It is also located about 60 km far from the Danube, 100 km far from the Carpathians Mountains and 250 km far from the Black Sea. The city is divided into six administrative urban areas and measures about 22 km between the northern and the southern extremities and 20 km between the eastern and western extremities.
Bucharest's public transportation network includes:
bus (autobuz), tram (tramvai), trolley bus (troilebuz) and subway (Metrou).
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Useful telephone numbers
Bucharest Area Code (Prefix Bucuresti) 21 or 31
Ambulance (Ambulanta) 961 or 112
Police (Politia) 955 or 9545
Fire Department (Pompierii) 981 or 112
Local Archives (Arhivele locale) 021.313.9295
City Hall (Primaria) 021.313.8660, 021.315.0110
Better Business Bureau 980 or 021.250.5447
International calls (Convorbiri internationale) 971
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