ROMANIA RepublicaDemocrata Romania
National anthem DESTEAPTA-TE ROMANE ! AWAKEN O ROMANIAN !
Summary Fact Sheet Summary fact sheet
Cool fact Did you know? The Danube River travels 2850 km through eight countries, drains the whole of Romania except the Black Sea coast, and completes its course in Romania's Danube Delta.
Climate • Romania has four distinct seasons, like Canada. • Autumn and spring are rainy, summer is hot and dry and winter is very cold with lots of snow.
Wild life • Romania's wildlife consists of wolves, bears, deer, lynx, chamois and countless varieties of birds.
Population • According to the 2007 census, Romania has a population of 22,276,056 • Romanians make up 89.5% of the population • Hungarians, who make up 6.6% • Roma, who make up 2.5% • Ukrainians, Germans, Lipovans, Turks, Tatars, Serbs, Slovaks, Bulgarians, Croats, Greeks, Russians, Jews, Czechs, Poles, Italians, Chinese, Armenians
Origins of Romanians Romanians are a mix between the ancient Daci and the Romans who colonized Dacia early in 106 A.D.
Economy • With a GDP per capita (PPP) of $10,661estimated for 2007 • Part of the EU since Jan 1st 2007 • Romania's main exports are clothing and textiles, industrial machinery, electrical and electronic equipment, metallurgic products, raw materials, cars, military equipment, software, pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, and agricultural products (fruits, vegetables, and flowers).
Curency Romanian leu Euro
Economy • The average gross wage per month in Romania is 1387 lei as of April 2007, equating to €443.13 (US$600.17) • The Leu is the official currency while the Euro is also used
Culture • Romanian culture is a mix of Easter and Western culture • Western influences are very recent • Hungarian, Turkish and Russian influences • English, French and German influences
Family life • Very important • Most time is spent around the family • Some families work together • Marriage is a very important institution • All men must serve in the army, so the usual age for marriage is 21 • The women traditionally work at home, while the males work outside • Factories, farming, mining, and other blue collar jobs are predominant • White color jobs
Religion • Romanian Orthodox 86.8% • Catholic 4.7% • Protestant 7.5% • Muslim 1 %
Dress and tradition • The traditional dress for males is composed of opinci, itari, camasa and clop • The traditional dress for females is composed of fusta, camasa, batic, and cerga
Food • Sarmale, tochanita, chiftele, supa de cartofi • One of the best food in the world
Legend • VLAD TEPES aka DRACULA
Civil war in 1989 • REVOLUTIA ROMANA
Capital • Bucharest is the capital of Romania • Population 1 940 500
The end • Thank you for your time • Questions ???