INTREST(H)INGS Romania is the ninth largest country of the European Union by area, and has the seventh largest population of the European Union with more than 19 million people. The most widespread form of Romanian folk music is the doina.
FACTSRomania joined NATO on 29 March 2004, and the European Union on 1 January 2007. It is also a member of the: Latin Union, Francophonie, OSCE, WTO, BSEC, United Nations, etc. Total Area of Romania: total: 237,500 sq km land: 230,340 sq km water: 7,160 sq km Languages of Romania: Romanian (official), Hungarian, German Literacy in Romania : definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 98.4% male: 99.1% female: 97.7% (2003 est.) Religions in Romania:Eastern Orthodox (including all sub-denominations) 86.8%, Protestant (various denominations including Reformate and Pentecostal) 7.5%, Roman Catholic 4.7%, other (mostly Muslim) and unspecified 0.9%, none 0.1% (2002 census)
Government Type: Republic Exports:$23.54 billion f.o.b. (2004 est.) Imports: $28.43 billion f.o.b. (2004 est.)Telephones (main lines in use): 4.3 million (2003) Telephones (mobile cellular): 6.9 million (2003)
ROMANIA’S BEAUTY LANDSCAPES: Domogled National Park