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Romania: Country in Southeastern Europe
Romania is a country located at the crossroads of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. It shares land borders with Bulgaria to the south, Ukraine to the north, Hungary to the west, Serbia to the southwest, and Moldova to the east and has its opening to the Black Sea. It has a predominantly temperate-continental climate. With a total area of 238,397 square kilometres, Romania is the twelfth-largest country in Europe and the seventh-most populous member state of the European Union, having approximately 20 million inhabitants. Its capital and largest city is Bucharest. Other major urban areas include: Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara, Iași, Constanța, Craiova, Brașov, and Galați.


Diving into an ancient salt mine [Video]

Diving into an ancient salt mine

Australian cliff diving champion Rhiannan Iffland and Romania's rising diving star Constantin Popovici plunged over 390 feet underground in the Salina Turda, one of the world's oldest salt mines in..

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Romana votes in local elections as prelude to General Election [Video]

Romana votes in local elections as prelude to General Election

Romania's minority National Liberal Party government, in power since December, is undergoing a test of its strength ahead of December's General Election in local elections. The Social Democratic Party..

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:00Published

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