Fact Sheet

…Friendly environment and professional people.

Costa-Gavras, director "Amen"

Fact Sheet

• Romania is a member of the European Union since January 1, 2007.
• The capital is Bucharest. It is the largest city in the country, with a population of 1,6 million people.
• Other major cities: Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi, Constanta, Brasov, Sibiu, Craiova.
• The total area is 238,391 sq km / 91,700 sq. mi. (slightly smaller than the UK).
• Romania has a population of 19.043.767 (2011).
• Romania has a Republic type of government.
• The currency of Romania is Romanian 'leu' (RON).
• Initial greetings are formal: a handshake, direct eye contact, and the appropriate greeting for the time of day.
• People are addressed by their honorific title ("Domnul" for Mr. and "Doamna" for Mrs.) and their surname.
• Time difference: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of New York, NY during Standard Time)
• 1 meter = 3.37 feet
• 1 Celsius Degree = 33.8 Farenheit
• 1 kilogram = 2.2 lb
• 1 pt = 0.47 l
• The most important natural resources are petroleum (reserves declining), timber, natural gas, coal, iron ore, salt, arable land, hydropower.
• The climate is temperate with cold winters and hot summers.
• National Holiday: December 1st
• Highest point: Moldoveanu Peak, 2,544 m. (8,346 ft.)
• Romania's official religion is Eastern Orthodox.