About Romania


- Romania borders 5 countries: Serbia, Ukraine, Hungary, Republic of Moldova, and Bulgaria

- Romania's total area is 238397 square Kilometres.

- One of Romania's tallest mountains is in our front yard! Omu is in the Bugeci mountain range and is 2505 meters high. Romania's highest mountain is 2544 meters and is called Moldoveanu.

- Romania's 2017 population was 19,644,350 people.

- The capital city of Romania is Bucharest (Bucuresti).

- Romania borders the Black Sea for 245 Kilometres.

- Romanians between 15 and 59 years of age are leaving the country in droves for wealthier nations in the EU in search of employment. The population for this age group decreased by 423,000 in just three years (between 2014 and 2017).

- 54% of Romania's population live in large urban centres like Bucharest, Cluj, Brasov, Timisoara, Arad, Oradea, Sibiu, etc. and 46% live in smaller communities and villages in rural areas.

- The average life expectancy for a Romanian man in 72 years of age. The average life expectancy for a Romanian woman is 79 years.

- The unemployment rate in Romania is 4%.

- The average income in Romania is 2900 lei per month for men (under $900 CAD). For women, 2700 lei.

- In Romania there are 29 doctors for every 10,000 inhabitants and only 8 dentists for every 10,000 inhabitants.g

- Bucharest's Palace of the Parliament, built during Nicolae Ceausescu's communist reign, is the heaviest building in the world.

- The world's most beautiful road, the Transfagarasan highway, is located in central Romania.

- Romania's 4G network is one of the fastest in the world (it's #4 out of 78 countries).

- Romania is home to 7 UNESCO world heritage sites.

- Rural Romanians have better access to the internet than they do to running water or indoor plumbing. 62% of Rural Romanians have access to the internet, but only 45% have running water, 45% have access to a sewer system, 36% have an indoor bath or shower, 32% have running hot water, and 28% have a bathroom inside the house. 

- 38% of the entire population of Romania lives with an outdoor bathroom (usually an outhouse).

- Romania's national day is December 1, which commemorates the end of the anti-communist revolution in 1989.

- The Romanian language is over 1700 years old.


- http://www.insse.ro/cms/sites/default/files/field/publicatii/romania_in_figures_2018_0.pdf

- https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/romania/articles/romania-amazing-facts/