Romania is located in South-eastern Europe, though you’ll rarely hear a local agree with that notion – they wholeheartedly believe they live in Central Europe.
The country is bordered by Bulgaria to the south and Serbia to the southwest, Ukraine and Moldova to the northeast, and Hungary to the northwest.
Population: 19,511,000 While most of Europe has undergone drastic urbanisation, the Romanian populace is much more spread out, refusing to prioritise urban population centres.
Cities exist and prosper as expected, but a large number of families still live and thrive in the countryside.
Greetings What gets you far anywhere else will do so in Romania too.
Horse-drawn carriages, courtyard parties held by both the old and the young, market stalls selling homemade chocolate and effigies of Orthodox saints are common sights in the region the Romanian natives call Ardeal.
Being excessively drunk will undoubtedly bring ridicule, as Romanians can be very judgemental. Gifting and Dining When invited to a dinner, it is polite to bring a gift, though not expected.
Romanians are fiercely protective of their home, and being uncourteous when in someone’s house is seen as a grave offence.
Droves of deer roam the untamed forests, wolves and brown bears hunt for prey and blueberries, while the myriad of birds flying above the treetops stop every so often to dip their beaks in the crystalline rivers flowing down the mountains.
Capital: Bucharest (1,883,425) The capital of Romania is situated on the banks of the Dambovita River.