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|Map of Europe|
| Romania is a country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe, on the Lower Danube, within and outside the Carpathian arch, bordering on the Black Sea. Romania shares a border with Hungary and Serbia to the west, Ukraine and Moldova to the northeast and east, and Bulgaria to the south.
At 238,400 square kilometers (92,000 sq mi), Romania is the ninth largest country of the European Union by area, and has the seventh largest population of the European Union with aprox. 20 million people Its capital and largest city is Bucharest, the sixth largest city in the EU with about two million people.
The Kingdom of Romania emerged when the principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia were united under Prince Alexander Ioan Cuza in 1859. Independence from the Ottoman Empire was declared on May 9, 1877, and was internationally recognized the following year. At the end of World War I, Transylvania, Bukovina and Bessarabia united with the Kingdom of Romania. Greater Romania emerged into an era of progression and prosperity that would continue until World War II. By the end of the War, many north-eastern areas of Romania's territories were occupied by the Soviet Union, and Romania forcibly became a socialist republic and a member of the Warsaw Pact.
With the fall of the Iron Curtain and the 1989 Revolution, Romania began its transition towards democracy and a capitalist market economy. After a decade of post-revolution economic problems, extensive reforms fostered economic recovery making Romania now an upper middle-income country with high human development.
Romania joined NATO on March 29, 2004, the European Union on January 1, 2007 and is also a member of the Latin Union, of the Francophonie, of the OSCE, of the WTO, of the BSEC and of the United Nations. Today, Romania is a unitary semi-presidential republic, in which the executive branch consists of the President and the Government.
|Population||21 905 000|
|Area||238 391 km² / 92 043 mil²|
|Drives on the||Right|
|Member of the EU||yes|
|Member of the Schengen Aea||no|
|Description||Germany, France and the Netherlands vetoed against this Country ratifying the Schengen Agreement.|
|Voltages / Frequency|
|Other Names||Romanian Leu|
|Cruise Line||Cruise Name||Days Total|
|Danube Delta from Bucharest||12|
|Danube Delta from Passau||11|
|Ama Waterways||Black Sea Voyage||15|
|Grand Danube Cruise||23|
|North Sea to the Black Sea||27|
|Avalon Waterways||Balkan Discovery||10|
|Blue Danube to the Black Sea||14|
|Grand Danube Cruise||18|
|North Sea - Black Sea Cruise||24|
|Grand Circle Travel||Eastern Europe to the Black Sea||13|
|Eastern Europe to the Black Sea: President's River Cruise||13|
|Grand European Cruise||28|
|Lueftner Cruises||Beautiful Blue Danube||15|
|Scenic Tours||Black Sea Explorer||10|
|Tauck||Budapest to the Black Sea||12|
|Grand European Cruise||24|
|Uniworld Boutique River Cruises||Eastern Europe Explorer||10|
|Grand European Explorer||19|
|Grand European River Voyage||27|
|Imperial Capitals of Europe||16|
|Vantage Deluxe World Travel||Gateway to the Black Sea||12|
|Grand European River Cruise: Rhine Valley to the Black Sea||26|
|Viking River Cruises||European Sojourn||23|
|Passage to Eastern Europe||11|