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The Carpathian Mountains divide Romania's upper half from north to south and connect near the center of the country with the Transylvanian Alps, running east and west : 

The Carpathian Mountains divide Romania's upper half from north to south and connect near the center of the country with the Transylvanian Alps, running east and west

Regions : 


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The capital city of Romania is Bucharest the official language of the country is Romanian and it is the only Latin language in the Slavic area

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Today Romania is a unitary semi-presidential republic and became part of The European Union in 2007 and is also a member of the United Nations, the Latin Union, of the Francophone countries and NATO


HISTORY Archaeological findings trace the very early history of habitation on Romanian territory to some one or two million years ago In 2002, the oldest modern (Homo sapiens sapiens) remains in Europe, have been discovered in the “Cave With Bones” in Romania. Nicknamd “John of Anina”, his remains are aproximately 42,000 years old

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Vestiges of Neolithic cultures (between ca. 5500 BC and 2300 BC) The earliest written evidence of people living in the territory of the present-day Romania comes from “Herodotus” in book IV of his Histories written 440 years BC where he writes about the Dacians

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The Geto-Dacians 6th century BC Collonies: Histria, Callatis,Tomis Dacian capital : Sarmizegetusa (1st century) Roman conquest of Dacia stands at the base of the origins of Romanians

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Early middle ages (Dark ages) 271-1241 In the year 275 the Roman army and administration left Dacia and other Different people from other kingdoms(Goths, Huns, Gepids, Avars, Slavs) migrated and lived with the Romanians for over 1000 years

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Middle Ages Romania = 3 principalities : Wallachia, Moldavia and Transylvania (part of the Kingdom of Hungary between the 11th and 16th century) Early Modern Period 16th century – Moldavia, Wallachia and Transylvania came under the suzerainty) of the Ottoman Empire(they had to pay tribute but had fully internal autonomy) In 1600 Michael the Brave was the Prince of Wallachia,Transylvania and Moldova proclaimed himself prince of the three regions and united the three principalities for the first time under a single rule. After he was killed the principalities were again split

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National awakening Transylvania was ruled by the Austro Hungarian Empire Moldavia and Wallachia were under Ottoman suzerainty Romanians were second class citizens on their own territory, and they were the majority of the population too The concept of a national state apperared: nationalist Romanians looked for models of nationality in the other Latin countries, especially France

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Romanian war of independence 1859 Alexandru Ioan Cuza unites Moldavia and Wallachia under his personal rule. The Romanian War of Independence was fought in 1877 against the Ottoman Empire 1878- Romania was recognized as an independent state by the Great Powers in the Treaty of Berlin making it the first independent national state in the eastern half of Europe Prince Carol I was proclaimed the first King of Romania on March 26, 1881. The 1878-1914 period was one of stability and progress for Romania

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World War I After a two years' period of neutrality, in 1916, Romania joined France, Britain, Russia and Italy in war (the Allies), with a view to liberating the Romanians (from Transylvania) from under Austria-Hungary's rule In May 1918, Romania was in no position to continue the war, and negotiated a peace treaty with Germany Romania reenters the war, November 1918 On the 1st of December, 1918, the great national assembly in Alba Iulia proclaimed the unification of all Romanians. This became the national day and gave birth to “Greater Romania”, that refers to the state in the interwar period. Romania achieved at that time its greatest territorial extent managing to unite all the historic Romanian lands

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World War II Romania tried again to be neutral but was threatened by the Soviet Union In 1940, Romania underwent severe territorial losses Bessarabia and the northern part of Bukovina were snatched by the Soviet Union, northern Transylvania was annexed by Hungary, while Bulgaria seized the southern part of Dobrudja. his was mainly due to the fact that Romania had strained relations with both the Soviet Union and Germany The Paris Peace Treaty (1947) made Romania re-establish its sovereign rights over Transylvania. But Bessarabia, northern Bukovina and the Herta area passed under Soviet occupation

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Communism In 1947, King Michael I was forced by the Communists to abdicate and leave the country, Romania was proclaimed a republic , and remained under direct military and economic control of the Soviet Union until the late 1950s The leader of Romania from 1948 to his death in 1965 was Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, the First Secretary of the Romanian Worker’s Party, who first sowed the seeds of greater independence from the Soviet Union by persuading Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev to withdraw troops from Romania in April 1958 After the negotiated retreat of Soviet troops, Romania, under the new leadership of Nicolae Ceausescu, started to pursue independent policies



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Palace of Parliament



Iasi : 


Suceava : 




Timisoara : 






Sighisoara : 


Traditions : 

Traditions Customs

The Danube Delta : 

The Danube Delta

The Carpathians : 

The Carpathians

Retezat National Park : 

Retezat National Park

Castles and Fortresses : 

Castles and Fortresses

The Bran Castle (Dracula Castle) : 

The Bran Castle (Dracula Castle)

The Peles Castle : 

The Peles Castle

Huniad Castle : 

Huniad Castle

The Cave of the Bears : 

The Cave of the Bears

The Monasteries : 

The Monasteries

The Black Sea : 

The Black Sea

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Sports : 

Sports Nadia Comaneci was the first person in Gymnastics History to score a perfect 10 at the Montreal Olympics in 1976

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