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Capital: Bucharest ; GDP growth (annual %) 2016 : 4.8%
Key Facts

Full name: Romania
Population: 21.4 million (UN, 2011)
Area: 238,391 sq km (148,129 sq miles)
Major language: Romanian
Major religion: Christianity
Life expectancy: 71 years (men), 78 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 new leu = 100 bani
Main exports: Textiles and footwear, metal products, machinery, minerals
GNI per capita: US $7,840 (World Bank, 2010
Internet domain: .ro
International dialling code: +40

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  • Outlook for 2013-17

    The country (Romania) is situated in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Ukraine.
    is central Transylvanian Basin is separated from the Plain of Moldavia on the east by the Carpathian Mountains and separated Romanian land covers an area of 237500 km²from the Walachian Plain on the south by the Transylvanian Alps

    Romanian(s) speak Romanian (official), Hungarian, German. The climate is temperate; cold, cloudy winters with frequent snow and fog; sunny summers with frequent showers and thunderstorms.


    Continued opposition from some EU member states will block Romania's Schengen membership. It is not certain that the government will negotiate a new IMF agreement, although we considers this likely given continued euro zone uncertainties.