Geography:
Romania is in southeast Europe and is slightly smaller than Oregon, with a beautiful landscape. The Carpathian Mountains divide Romania's upper half from north to south and connect near the center of the country with the Transylvanian Alps, running east and west. North and west of these ranges lies the Transylvanian plateau, and to the south and east are the plains of Moldavia and Wallachia. In its last 306 km, the Danube River flows through Romania only. It enters the Black Sea in northern Dobruja, just south of the border with Ukraine.

Government: Republic.

Most of Romania was the Roman province of Dacia from about A.D. 100 to 271. From the 3rd to the 12th century, wave after wave of barbarian conquerors overran the native Daco-Roman population. By the 16th century, the main Romanian principalities of Moldavia and Walachia had become satellites within the Ottoman Empire, although they retained much independence. The nation became a kingdom in 1881 after the Congress of Berlin.
Romania joined NATO in 2004, and in 2005 the EU approved the entry of Romania in 2007. Final acceptance into the EU will require a number of reforms, including increased law enforcement and environmental measures and the protection of the rights of the Roma minority.

The great majority of the inhabitants speak Romanian, although there are also sizable minorities speaking Hungarian (8%) and German (2%). Other ethnic groups include Ukrainians, Serbs, Croats, Gypsies, Russians, and Turks.

Economy:
From 1948 until 1989, Romania had a Soviet-style command economy in which nearly all agricultural and industrial enterprises were state controlled. During those years, it built an economy based largely on heavy industry. Romania remains one of the poorest European countries. Agriculture employs about 27% of the labor force and accounts for 15% of the GNP. Chief crops are corn, sugar beets, potatoes, and various grains.

Romania is the place of birth of the inventor of the jet plane engine "Henri Coanda" and many others. It also has the world's 2nd largest building. It is commonly known for the myth of Count Dracula.
There is a conflict between Romania and Hungary, mainly the reason why you see these Hungary's kiddos writing fake statements about Romania.

However, most romanians don't go down to their level and insult their country over UD.com.
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A country located in central-eastern Europe. A beautiful, yet undiscovered country by many tourists. Famous for the gorgeous plentiful women, Dracula, amazing food and liquors, the 2nd largest building in the world, and parties. Romania is a country that is well established after communism. Romania has 22 million inhabitants.
I never been to such a crazy party in my life, this country is fucking unbelievable.
by RoMo July 26, 2005
TOtally different from the artificial US mentality. Romania is a country with a beutifull landscape, the second largest building in the world, the place of birth of the inventor of the jet plane engine "Henri Coanda" and many others. It is commonly known for the myth of Count Dracula, which I can tell you didn't exist, but it is a cool story anyway.
It is wrong to compare it to the US beacuse Romania has a history, unlike America. Gas is much more expensive because we do not drop bombs on arabs to get cheap gas which we irratioanlly consume driving 5-6 liter engines in huge useless pick-up trucks.
Chicks are actually very very HOT. Unlike other comments said, people have cars that they drive around. They also walk, because distances are not ridiculously huge like in America.
Romania is famous for its leading scientists and researchers.
It also has a great soccer team and awsome gymnasts.
In romania people feel free because the rules are not riduculous as in other countries and people have a great social sense so they behave in an educated and nice manner not because the laws tell them to, but because they fell like it.
Visit romania for at least a couple of weeks and see this stuff by yourself.
People who are not open minded and too much used to an artificial political and social system will not see the beauty of this country
by Johnny001 November 01, 2005
A beautiful country which features many spectacular Medival monuments and churches.
Known for it's urban legend about Dracula.
by Stefi June 06, 2005
A wonderful country whose army occupied Hungary three times over the past one hundred years. This makes Hungarian wimps angry, so they write fake entries on this website.

The food is good, the women are pretty, and it's one of the few places in Europe where Americans are still liked.
Romania, def., a country that kicked Hungary's ass too many times to count over the past century, which makes Hungarian sisses upset so they have to write nasty entries on websites...
by truthteller1000 July 22, 2006
This is in response to the 12th post about Romania. It was too disgusting and fallacious of a comment.

Contrary to the fallacies and unfounded claims that you have conjured up, the reality is...

Romania's economy growth is among one of the fastest in the European Union. By nominal GDP, Romania is the 11th largest in the EU. It is not a poor country.
Romania does not have the largest gypsy population in the world. Countries such as Bulgaria, Macedonia, Hungary, Spain, Serbia and Greece also have significant populations of gypsies. Having said that, it should have also been noted that Gypsies are not of Romanian, Spanish, Bulgarian, etc. origin, but rather have roots in northwestern India and Pakistan.

I am not even going to begin listing ACTUAL Romanian traditions, as I believe it is quite evident that what you have listed is pure rubbish and lacks essence, as well as validity.

Romania does NOT have the biggest AIDS infection rate in Europe. In fact, the infection rate per million for 2006 was 8.3, whereas Italy, for example, had an infection rate of 74.4, and Kazakhstan (since you have brought it up in other fallacious claims) had an AIDS infection rate of 117.8 per million.

Romania's literacy rate belongs to the category of greater than 97%. Other countries that are part of this category are Canada, Spain, The U.S. and France, along with others. Perhaps you are the one that is not so literate, as you have demonstrated that you were unable to verify your information from a literate source.

"They are not white people." If you are, again, implying that Romanians are "gypsies", and thus are not "white", you are once more conjuring up unreliable information. Romanians are Caucasian.

Next time you wish you insult a country and its people, do the appropriate amount of research in order to avoid looking obtuse and uninformed.
I am Romanian.
by BytheWay August 31, 2008
Romania is a beautiful country and Transilvania is a province of it.
by Remus November 09, 2003
Eastern European country famous for Vampires and Vlad The Impailer amongst other things.
"Romania? No, she actually went this time".
by TimFS October 24, 2004
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