Fun facts about Romania

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Inventions
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The modern jet engine was invented by Henri Coanda in 1910.
Alcohol
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Romania is in the top 5 countries by alcohol consumption statistics.
Internet
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Romania is the fourth country in the world by internet speed.
Buildings
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The heaviest building in the world is the Romanian Palace of Parliament located in Bucharest.
Coffee
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The founder of Illycaffè, Francesco Illy, was born in Timisoara, Romania.
Food
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The longest sausage in the world was made in Romania and was 39 miles long.
Animals
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The largest mammal in Europe, the bison, can be found in Romania.
Dracula
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Vlad Tepes, a Romanian prince, inspired Bram Stoker to create the character of Count Dracula.
Famous sites
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There are 7 Unesco World Heritage Sites in Romania, most of which are churches.
Sculptures
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The tallest sculpture in the world is the statue of Decebal, carved in a bank of the Danube River in Romania.
Waterfalls
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The most beautiful waterfall in the world is the Bigar Cascade Falls located in Romania.
Currency
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The Romanian currency is called "leu" and translates as "lion".
Glaciers
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The second largest underground glacier in the world, the Scartisoara Glacier, is more than 3000 years old and is located in Romania.
Attractions
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There is a Triumphal Arch in Bucharest that is similar to the one in Paris, that is why Bucharest is often called "Little Paris".
Resources
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The richest country in the world in terms of gold in Romania.
Literature
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Luceafarul, written by Mihai Eminescu, is the longest love poem in the world.
Castles
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The Peles Castle was the first castle in Europe to have electricity.
Language
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Romanian language is over 1700 years old.
Roads
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The "best driving road in the world" is the Transfagarasean Highway and is 90 km long.
Cemeteries
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The Merry Cemetery is full of satirical paintings that represent a Dacian belief that death is a way to a better life.

Romania - facts

Here are some interesting general facts about Romania that you should know:
  • 1. Romania is located in Southeastern Europe and borders Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Moldova and Serbia.
  • 2. An interesting fact about Romania is that it is one of the largest countries in Europe with a population of over 20 million people.
  • 3. The biggest cities in Romania are it's capital - Bucharest and some others - Iași, Constanța, Timișoara, Brașov and Craiova.
  • 4. Another fact about Romania is that the River Danube, the second longest in Europe, crosses entire Romania.
  • 5. The main religion in Romania is Orthodoxy.
  • 6. Among the interesting facts about Romania is that it's one of the largest wine producers in the entire world.
  • 7. The Carpathian Mountains are a touristic pearl of Romania, with hundreds of unique animal and birds species and virgin forests.

Facts about Romania

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