• 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 theΒ Schengen areaΒ 
    • 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.




This page was last updated on 2021.03.18 by Robert Vinet