Romania is country dotted with medieval castles and living museums of small villages where a peaceful, archaic way of life is well-preserved. Moreover, at Romania, you will also find the heaviest building in the world and Europe’s largest mammal. Hence, If you are looking for a different experience, traveling to Romania is definitely a must. Here are some of our best, most helpful travel tips and things you should know as a first time visitor.
Basic Information About Romania
Romania is home to 20 million people. Between 85% and 90% of the total population consists of ethnic Romanians. The main minority ethnic groups are Hungarians and Roma.
The official language is Romanian, the only Latin-originated official language spoken in Eastern Europe.
Romania’s official currency is the Romanian Leu (currency code RON). One Euro/USD is equal to roughly 5-6 Leu.
With a territory of 238,397 square kilometres, Romania is the largest country in Southeastern Europe and the 12th largest in Europe. The terrain of the country is equally distributed between mountains, hills, forests, and valleys.
Romania’s climate is temperate and continental with four different seasons. The winters (November- February) regularly have temperatures below 0 while the summers are relatively hot with the average temperature ranging between 28 and 35 °C.
Economy & Budget
Romania is an upper-middle income country with a mixed economy. The average monthly income is 3,000 RON per month (625 Euros), making Romania a relatively budget-friendly country for European standards. Backpackers can survive with around $40 per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $70 and $90 per day on average.
Bucharest is the capital city of Romania with a total population of 1.8 million.
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