Romania is located at the intersection of Central and Southeastern Europe, 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, Romania is the ninth largest country of the European Union by area, and has the seventh largest population of the European Union with over 19 million people.Its capital and largest city is Bucharest.
Flag of Romania Coat of arms of Romania Currency: Romanian leu (RON) Anthem: Awaken thee, Romanian!
Iaşi is the main urban center in north-eastern Romania. Iaşi was the capitalof Moldavia during 1564 - 1859, one of the two capitals of the UnitedPrincipalities between 1859 and 1862 and the capital of Romania between1916-1918.Iasi is the cultural, economic and academic center of Moldavia. The firstuniversity in Romania was founded here and it still operates. Its name is“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, today one of the most prestigiousacademic institutions in the country.
1834 - the first museum in Romania is founded in Iaşi – The Museum of Natural History1840 - the first National Theatre in Romania is inaugurated in Iasi1856 - also in Iasi – the first Botanical Garden in Romania1876 - the first Jewish theater in the world, founded by Abraham Goldfaden1918 - inauguration of the first memorial house in Romania: Ion Creanga’ shut