- Capital: Bucharest
- Population: 21.4 million
- Language: Romanian
- Major religion: Christianity
- Life expectancy: 71 years (men), 78 years (women)
- Member of the European Union
- Currency: Romanian Leu
- Area: 238,391 sq km (148,129 sq miles)
- A southeastern European country
- The largest of the Balkan countries
- Romania has been part of the European Union since January 2007.
- Canadians do not require a visa for stays up to 90 days within any 180-day period
- European Union country not in the Schengen Area.
- Romania is currently in the process of joining the Schengen area
- Many long-term travellers head to Romania (and other Balkan countries) after spending the maximum allowed 90-days in the Schengen Area.
- Known for the forested region of Transylvania
- Romania has dramatic mountain scenery and a coastline on the Black Sea.
- Lots of great hikes and historic sites, and most everything is inexpensive.
- Shares land borders with Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova, Serbia, and Ukraine
- Also shares a maritime border with Turkey.
- Though Romania and Ukraine share a long border, there is no crossing near the Black sea. The shortest path is through Moldova and the district of Transnistria.
This page was last updated on 2021.03.18 by Robert Vinet