Romania - Country information

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General information about the country

Official name of the country: ROMANIA
Form of government: REPUBLIC
Area: 238,391 km2
Population: 21,500,000
Official language: ROMANIAN
Capital: BUCHAREST
Population of the capital: 1,944,000
Important economic and cultural cities: CONSTANŢA, TIMIŞOARA, IAŞI, BRAŞOV, SIBIU

 

Interesting facts about the country

  • An important number of mineral water springs and mofete ‒ the fumarole gas (35% of Europe's springs) providing a large choice of spa treatments, where anti-aging procedures are applied. Very famous are the procedures and products created by Ana Aslan
  • The Carpathian Mountains – 47% of the mountain chain is located in Romania, including most of the 27 national and nature parks
  • The Danube Delta has the 3rd largest bio diversity in the world, declared an UNESCO biosphere reserve
  • The world's second largest administrative building, the Palace of Parliament is in Bucharest
  • Count Dracula, a fictional character in the Dracula novel written by the Irish writer Bram Stoker, was inspired by the ruler of Walachia in medieval times, Vlad Dracula

 

TOP 5 Lists

  • TOP 5 tourist products: Trips and holidays in the wild and in natural parks, Health and wellness: relaxation, recovery treatments, anti-aging, touring: Latin-Byzantine historical heritage, Rural tourism: ancient traditions still alive, bio food, City breaks: weekend city tours
  • TOP 5 tourist destinations: Bucharest, Constanţa, Braşov, Timişoara, Sibiu
  • TOP 5 gastronomic experiences: Ciorbă: vegetable and meat soup, Sarmale: pickled cabbage leaves stuffed with a mix of minced meats, rice and spices, Papanaşi: cottage cheese donuts, topped with sour cream and fruit preserves, Cozonac: traditional holiday sweet bread filled with walnuts, poppy seeds or cream, cheese, Wine: red, rose, white
  • TOP 5 souvenirs: traditional towels, hats, ceramics, painted eggs, wooden sculptures
  • TOP 5 events: George Enescu Festival in Bucharest – (every two years), www.festivalenescu.ro, The Medieval Festival of Sighişoara, www.sighisoaramedievala.ro, The Ancient Festival Tomis in Constanţa, www.festivalulantictomis.ro and Mamaia Carnival, The Hearts Festival in Timisoara, international folklore festival festivalulinimilor.ro, The International Theatre Festival in Sibiu, www.sibfest.ro

Chinese twin towns

Bucharest twinned with Beijing since 2005
Cluj Napoca twinned with Zhengzhou since 1995
Iaşi twinned with Xi'an since 1993
Timişoara twinned with Shenzhen since 2007
Constanţa twinned with Shanghai since 2005

 

Embassies in China

China Embassy in Romania
Chancery
Address: Şos. Nordului nr. 2, Sector 1, 014101 Bucureşti
Phone: (0040-21) 232.88.58 (protocol); (0040-21) 232.17.32 (informaţii)
Fax. (0040-21) 233.06.84
Website: www.chinaembassy.org.ro
E-mail: chinaemb_ro@mfa.gov.cn
Ambassador: Dl Feihong XU

 

General consulates and consulates in China

Consulate General of China in Constanta
Chancery
Address: 900665 Constanţa, str. Vasile Pârvan 11-13
Phone (0040-241) 617 833; 617 834
Fax: (0040-241) 612 092
Working hours: Tuesday and Friday  09.00 – 12.00
Consul general: Dl SU Yanwen

 

List of international airports in the country

Bucharest
Timişoara
Constanţa
Iaşi
Sibiu
Cluj-Napoca
Târgu Mures
Craiova
Bacău

 

Contact information

President: Mr. Razvan Filipescu
International relations: Ms. Iulia Dăngulea
The Romanian National Tourism Office in London: Mr. Răzvan Marc

Web: www.romania.travel