ROMANIA


Romania is a southeastern European country known for the forested region of Transylvania, ringed by the Carpathian Mountains. Its preserved medieval towns include Sighişoara, and there are many fortified churches and castles, notably clifftop Bran Castle, long associated with the Dracula legend. Bucharest, the country’s capital, is the site of the gigantic, Communist-era Palatul Parlamentului government building.

Capital: Bucharest
Dialing code: +40
Currency: Romanian leu
GDP per capita: 9,474.13 USD (2016) World Bank
Official language: Romanian