Political system: Republic
Capital city: Bucharest
Total area: 237 500 km²
Population: 21.5 million
Currency: Romanian leu
Official EU language: Romanian
Romania, in southeast Europe, is mountainous in the north while the main feature in the south is the vast Danube valley. The river forms a delta as it approaches the Black Sea, which is a wildlife reserve for countless native and migratory birds.
The Romanian parliament consists of two chambers, the Senat (Senate) and the Camera Deputaţilor (Chamber of Deputies). The members of both are chosen in elections held every four years.
Ethnically, the population is 90% Romanian and 7% Hungarian. The Romanian language, like a number of others in southern Europe, is directly descended from Latin, although Romania is separated from other Romance-language countries by Slav speakers. Romania has considerable natural resources – oil, natural gas, coal, iron, copper and bauxite. Metal-working, petrochemicals and mechanical engineering are the main industries.
Romanian speciality dishes include grilled meatballs, meat wrapped in cabbage leaves, pork stew with garlic and onions and doughnuts made with cream and cheese.
The spine-chilling tale of Dracula was inspired by the 15 th century Romanian Count Vlad Dracul whose son was famous in wartime for impaling captured enemies. Less notorious Romanians include the writer Eugene Ionesco, the gymnast Nadia Comăneci and the composer George Enescu.
Nowadays Higher Education represents an area of excellence in Romania. In the past decade thousands of students from all over the world came to study in all of the 29 Romanian academic centres.
What do the international students find in Romania? A wonderful blend of tradition and modernity, vitality and performance along with traditional and new campuses.
The traditional areas of study and research (Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Economy, Oil and Gas, Chemistry, Computer Science & Civil Engineering), we have recently added new ones : Information Technology, Genetics, Biotechnological, Communication Science, and the list can continue.
Romania offers various career opportunities ranging from Chemistry to Aerospace Engineering. Bucharest is the lively capital where careers continue to flourish.
Denmark has many historic sites and is full of culture. If you want further information on accommodation visit http://www.metroroommates.com/state_rentals/romania_rentals.asp. Alternatively view the accommodation provided by the university you choose to study.
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