Romania is Europe’s richest country in gold resources.
Romania gave birth to some extraordinary scientists and engineers, most of whom have actually changed the world. Some of these include Nicolae Constantin Paulescu – discoverer of insulin; Eugen Pavel – inventor of Hyper CD-ROM; Aurel Persu – the first engineer and car designer to build a car with the wheels inside its aerodynamic line; Petrache Poenaru – inventor of fountain pen.
Romania is in Southeastern Europe, with a population of 19.41 million people. Its capital is Bucharest, and their currency is Romanian Leu. The official language in Romania is Romanian.
They celebrate many holidays including:
- New Year’s Day (Jan 1)
- Day after New Year’s Day (Jan 2)
- Unification Day (Jan 24)
- Orthodox Good Friday (Date Varies)
- Labor Day (May 1)
- Orthodox Easter Day (Date Varies)
- Orthodox Easter Monday (Date Varies)
- International Children’s Day (Jun 1)
- Orthodox Pentecost (Date Varies)
- Descent of the Holy Spirit (Date Varies)
- St Mary’s Day (Aug 15)
- Feast of St. Andrew (Nov 30)
- National Day (Dec 1)
- Christmas Day (Dec 25)
- Second day of Christmas (Dec 26)
It has eight world heritage sites including:
- Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe
- Churches of Moldavia
- Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains
- Danube Delta
It also has 12 national parks including:
- Buila-Vânturarița National Park
- Călimani National Park
- Cheile Bicazului-Hășmaș National Park
- Cozia National Park
Want to learn more? Check out Romania’s tourism website!