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Capital : Bucharest
Language :  Romanian
Currency :  Romanian leu
Population : 19 760 000
Area : 238 391 km2

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Romania facts

1. Independence from the Ottoman Empire was obtained on May 9, 1877.
2. The population density is 80 people / km2.
3. The country is 1.3 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is the Orthodox, 85%.
5. The longest river is the Danube, 1075 km.
7. The national sport is gymnastics.
9. The highest peak is oldoveanu, 2544 m above sea level.
10. Political system – a parliamentary republic.

11. Romanians consider their country God’s land. They have lowlands, mountains, large and small rivers, and lakes. They believe that their arrangement can not be accidental.

12. Half of the population of Romania died in World War II.

13. In the 1980s, the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, like the pharaoh, swore to build 20,000 workers who were building 24 hours a day for over 3.5 billion euros. It is the most expensive administrative building in the world, a power comparable to the Pentagon.

Autor: MR

14. In this country in 1917 the world’s smallest banknote with the value of 10 sucks (10 grosz) was issued. It is 2.75 cm wide and 3.8 cm long.

Autor: Tooom

15. The second largest glacier in Europe is the Scarisoara glacier, located under the Bihor mountain. It has an area of ​​75,000 cubic meters. It was created over 3,500 years ago.

16. There are thousands of homeless dogs on the streets of Romania.

17. Astra Museum in Sibiu has over 300 historic buildings, water mills and windmills, giant wine presses, fruit, village forges and structures representing architectural styles from different parts of Romania.

Autor: Paulina

18. Timisoara was the first European city that introduced horse trams in 1869 and electric street lighting in 1889.

19. Romanian inventor and pioneer, Henri Coanda designed and built in 1910 the world’s first jet plane, known as Coanda-1910. He demonstrated it publicly at the second International Air Show in Paris.

20. The narrowest street is called Strada Sforii, it has a width of about 4 m.

21. The town of Sapanta, Baia Mare, is famous for its colorful tombstones created from native paintings that represent scenes from the lives of the buried people, and the poetry in which these people are described. It is called a happy cemetery.

Autor: Paulina

22. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 50 place,
      – 2018 year – 39 place.

23. There are over 72 750 professional soldiers and 105,000 reservists (2018).

24. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 1100 tanks, 1500 armored vehicles, 129 jet aircraft and 82 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 827 tanks, 1456 armored vehicles, 133 jet aircraft and 68 helicopters.

25. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $2,100,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $2,190,000,000 .

26. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 350 ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about 348 ships.

Autor: Wojak

27. Zero tolerance for drivers driving a car “by glass”. You must have 0.0 promil.

Autor: alfa

28. In 2003, a 1,000,000 lei banknote was put into circulation in Romania. It was used for two years.

Autor: Urszula

29. In Romania, you can buy vodka 37.5% in a cardboard box with a capacity of 0.2 liters.

Autor: Ireneusz

30. The minimum wage is 1,050 lei per month and 6.25 lei per hour (data from 2015).

Autor: Daria

31. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 4,530 lei.

32. The amount of income tax in Romania is 16%.

33. Retired women can go at the age of 60, and men at the age of 65.

Autor: Daria

34. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 4.5% .

Autor: Daria

35. 2 Romanians have accumulated assets greater than a billion US dollars.

36. The richest of them is Ioan Niculae with assets worth over $1.1 billion.

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37. In Romania, an average person consumes about 14.4 liters of pure alcohol per year.

38. The national alcohol is Tuica and Palinka.

39. The most beer is beer – 50%, then wine – 29%, and spirit – 21%.

Autor: AlkoWorld

40. In this country, compulsory education lasts 10 years.

41. The beginning of education begins at the age of 7.

42. The average IQ level is 94.

Autor: EduKacJa

43. In this country there are 1.2% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 239 312 people).

Autor: Reebeka

44. The national animal is a lynx.

Autor: Kos

45. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise back one hour) is the last Sunday in October.

Autor: Adrianna

46. The national tree is oak.

Autor: Alma

47. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 50 to 70 km / h.

48. In addition to built-up areas, the permitted speed on the normal road varies from 90 to 100 km / h, and on highways from 100 to 130 km / h.

49. In 2013, 1,861 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

50. 5.1% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

Autor: AutoMania

51. The country has more than 5,985,000 motor vehicles registered (300 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Autor: AutoMania

52. 4.1% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Autor: Durga

53. In this country there are over 84,8 185 km of paved roads, including over 694 km of expressways (0.13% of all roads in the world).

54. In this country there are 45 airports, 26 of the paved surface.

55. In this country there are over 10 777 km of railway tracks.

56. In Bucharest, there is a metro line with the length of 69.3 km (51 stations). It was opened in 1979. Around 173 million people benefit annually.

Autor: Marlène

57. In this country over 11 178 000 (2015) 14 387 477 (2018) people have access to internet (approximately 72% of the population).

Autor: NET

58. About 8 100,000 (2015) 8,900,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

59. The average speed of fixed internet is 13.1 Mb / s, and the maximum is 72.9 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

Autor: NET

60. The country’s top-level domain is .ro . There are over 635 220 websites with such an extension.

Autor: http

61. The most popular pages with the extension .ro are: google.ro, filelist.ro and emag.ro.

Autor: http

62. This country has 2018 over a year $40,517,000,000 of foreign exchange reserves (0.32% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

63. Romania has 103700 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Autor: Vinamra

64. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $215,302,000,000 ,
      – 2018 is $212,000,000,000 .

65. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 39.6% GDP, or around: $85 259 592 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 35% GDP, or around: $74 200,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $3 721.

66. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 the year was around: $114 500 000 000 ,
      – 2018 is approximately: $110,940,000,000 .

Autor: Komornik

67. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 117 cigarettes a month.

Autor: VViki

68. There is a dispute between Romanians whether they are descendants of the ancient Romans (as indicated by the naming of the country Romania) or the people of Drake conquered by the Romans.

69. Romanian is a Romanesque language similar to Italian, but about 20% of words have a Slavonic origin.

70. Romania is the most religious country in Europe. There are over 90% of the believers.

71. One of the national heroes of Romania is Prince Vlad Impaler (Tepes) known for his cruelty and bravery, the prototype of the literal Count Dracula. His name is, among others, an elite anti-terrorist unit of the Romanian gendarmerie.

Autor: Petrus

72. The lowest temperature: -38.5 °C was measured in Bod.

73. The highest temperature: 44.5 °C was measured in Braila.

Autor: weather

74. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

Autor: medi

75. The average life expectancy in this country is 73.2 years (women – 76.8 years and men – 69.6 years).

Autor: Wilga

76. 4 Romanian citizens received the Nobel Prize.

Autor: redsun

77. On March 29, 2004, Romania joined a political and military organization called NATO.

Autor: Weteran

78. In this country, women can get married at the age of 16, and men aged 18.

79. In this country, women having their first child on average 26 years old.

80. 10 women give birth to 13 children on average

Autor: Nadia

81. The average age people living in this country is 40.2 years old.

82. In this country there are around:
2 878 000 persons (14.49%) in the age range 0-14 years.
13,859,000 people (69.78%) in the age range 15-64 years.
3 124 100 people (15.73%) over 65 years old.

83. In this country, about 181 500 children are born annually (0.9% of the population), and about 236,000 people die (1.2% of the population).

Autor: Sara19

84. In this country, a person who is 14 years old is subject to criminal liability.

85. In Romania there are 13,9820 km2 of agricultural land (61% of the country’s area).

86. 7 people in 1000 possess firearms.

87. Predeal is the highest located town in the country.

Autor: Statyk

88. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 11 days.

89. He joined the United Nations on December 14, 1955.

90. The work week is 40 hours.

Autor: Statyk

91. 55% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

92. 63716 km2 of the country is covered by forests (27.7%)

93. The last death penalty was carried out in 1989.

Autor: Statyk

94. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 10%, and for companies 16% (2018).

95. The tax on goods and services is 19% (2018).

96. The level of inflation in 2018 is 4.6%.

Autor: Fan%

What is the highest peak in Romania?
The highest peak in Romania is Moldoveanu (2544 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Romania?
The largest river in Romania is the Danube, 1075 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Romania?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Romania has national colors?
National colors: blue, yellow and red.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is Tuica and Palinka.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
The national animal is a lynx.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
The national sport is Onia and baseball.

answer: Marta

Which countries borders Romania?
Romania borders with such countries as: Bulgaria 608 km, Hungary 443 km, Moldova 450 km, Serbia 476 km, Ukraine 531 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 40.2 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 1,050 lei per month and 6.25 lei per hour (data from 2015).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Romania?
The population density is 86 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 44.5 ° C was measured in Braila.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -38.5 ° C was measured in Bod.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta