Romania (in Romanian: România) is a country is Southeastern Europe. It borders Moldova and Ukraine to the Northeast, Hungary and Serbia - to the west, and Bulgaria - to the South.
Surface area: 238,391 m2
Population: 19 401 658 (2019 г.)
Official language: Romanian
Bulgarian citizens, as well as all EU citizens, benefit from the principle of free movement within the EU. They can enter and reside in Romania for up to 3 months with a valid ID /ID or passport/. EU, EEA and Switzerland nationals wishing to stay in Romania for more than 3 months must obtain a registration certificate from the territorial division of the Directorate-General for Immigration.
Romania has become one of the fastest growing international destinations for foreigners in recent years. The country has a distinctive culture and identity, and the locals are very friendly to foreigners who move there to live and work. Romania's lifestyle is becoming more and more cosmopolitan, offering all the conveniences usually associated with the West.
Foreigners, who want to work in Romania, have many opportunities for doing so. The country is growing in terms of production of telecommunications products, and the service sector plays an important role in the local economy. Key industries are mechanical engineering, energy, metalworking, textiles and the chemical industry, which are mainly targeted at international markets. The construction industry is constantly expanding and represents about 10% of GDP, which makes Romania increasingly attractive to foreign real estate investors. The production of Romanian car brands is also booming, and as far as information technology is concerned, Romania has an extremely large number of specialists in this sector, which places it at the forefront in Europe and the world.
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Interesting facts about Romania:
- Romania’s capital, Bucharest, is the sixth largest city in the European Union and is famous as the Paris of the East.
- The name “Romania” comes from the word "Romanus", which means "citizens of the Roman empire".
- Romania’s flag is composed of three colors - red, yellow and blue. It is believed that the red color symbolizes the blood of those, who fought for the country, the yellow – the color of the wheat, which feeds the people, and the blue – the sky above Romania.
- In 1889, the Romanian city of Timisoara became the first European city with street lamps. Also, the first horse-drawn trams in Europe appeared in Timisoara in 1869.
- The tallest wooden church in the world and the second tallest wooden structure in Europe is located in Sapanta Peri, northwestern Romania.
- Romanians honor the victims who died for Bulgaria's freedom. In the town of Constanta there is a monument of the heroes from the Pleven epic, on which it is written „Plevna”.
- The scientist who discovered the insulin is the Romanian psychologist Nicolae Paulescu.
- Romanian inventor Henry Coanda designs and builds the world's first jet-propelled aircraft known as Coanda - 1910. That's why the Bucharest International Airport bears his name.
- The building of the Romanian Parliament in Bucharest is the second largest building in the world, after the Pentagon in the United States.
- Apart from Bulgaria, martenitsi are also being made in Romania. However, Romanian men do not wear martenitsi - this is a privilege only for women.
- The narrowest street in the world is in Brasov. Sfori Street is approximately 1.20 m wide and was originally used by firefighters.
- The port of Constanta is the second largest port in Europe.
- The highest peak in Romania is Moldovianu - 2544 meters.
- The first automatic pen was invented by Petrache Poenaru, born in Craiova in 1799-1875, and was patented in May 1827.
- Romania has the biggest gold resources in the world;
- Romania is one of the largest wine producers in Europe, with vineyard areas reaching 243,000 hectares and annual wine production from 500 to 600 million liters.