Map Page 1133 Area 91,000 square mi (237,500 square km) Population 22,355,551 Capital Bucharest Highest Point 8,346 ft (2,544 m) Lowest Point 0 m GDP per capita $2,310 Primary Natural Resources oil, natural gas, timber, coal, iron ore.
ROMANIA IS AN OVAL-shaped country in southeastern Europe.
Situated in the northeastern part of the Balkan Peninsula, it is halfway between the ATLANTIC OCEAN and the URAL MOUNTAINS and also halfway between the North Pole and the equator.
It is slightly smaller than OREGON or about half the size of FRANCE.
The eastern border of Romania is the BLACK SEA.
Moving in a counterclockwise direction, Romania is bordered by UKRAINE and MOLDOVa in the northeast, Ukraine in the north, HUNGARY in the west, SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO in the southwest, and BULGARIA in the south.
The DANUBE river flows for nearly 900 mi (1,400 km) mostly through featureless plains on the southern and eastern border with Serbia, Bulgaria, Moldova, and Ukraine.
Romania has six land regions: Dobruja, Moldavia, Bukovinia, Transylvania, Walachia, and Banat.
Dobruja is the driest region of Romania.
Its largest city is Constansa, located on the Black Sea.
Dobruja is formed by the change in direction from east to north by the Danube River, which bends east again at its confluence with the Siretul and Prut rivers.
The northern third of Dobruja is the Danube's DELTA, which borders the Ukraine.
The delta is one of Europe's great marsh regions.
It is now a protected BIOSPHERE.
North of Dobruja is the Moldavia region.
It lies between the eastern Carpathians and the Prut River, which borders the country of Moldova (Bessarabia).
It is a plain with small hills and farmlands centered on both sides of the Siretul River and its tributaries.
Bukovinia is in the highest part of the Carpathian Mountains.
It is thickly forested and dotted with small villages and ski resorts.
Transylvania is the largest and most varied region in Romania.
It lies in the central and northwestern part of the country.
The Transylvanian Plateau is a basin bordered on the east by the eastern (Moldovian) Carpathians; on the west, by the Bihor Mountains; and by the Southern Carpathians (Transylvanian Alps) on the south.
Banat lies in southwestern Romania.
Bordering Hungary in the northwest, Serbia in the west and Bulgaria in the southwest, it is the region with the greatest concentration of ethnic minorities-Hungarians, Germans, and Serbs.
Its major city is Timisoara.
Walachia is in the south.
It rises in elevation northward from its Danube River border with Bulgaria to the Transylvanian Alps.
The Olt River divides Walachia into Oltenia on the west and Muntenia on the east.
The Danube forms a natural boundary between Walachia and Dobruja.
Bucharest is located in the center of the Muntenia on the Buflea River.
Romania's Transylvanian Alps region is famous for its stories of vampires.
The Dracula castle depicted in Bram Stoker's novel Dracula is located at Brasov.
The historical Count Dracula was Vlad Tepes ("the Impaler"), whose castle was at Targoviste.
- The smog has affected tourists’ plans in Thailand
"Several flights were canceled due to the smoke.
The wildfires are storming around in Indonesia, the smoke of which extends 100 km away. Due to the wind direction smog has covered Phuket and Samui, the Thai’s islands. It is said that the smoke is neither life nor health threatening for tourists. There is no burning smell as well. Nevertheless, the tourists are not recommended to go in for sports outdoors. One of the country’s media centre states that the Phuket Island community has sent an open letter to the authorities of Thailand asking about taking steps on the smog elimination. According to what they say, the south part of the country is covered by the poisonous smoke that can cause development of various diseases among the local population. Also the islanders say that smog crashes the tourists’ plans that they cannot fly out because of the flight cancellation. For instance, only five airplanes that took off from Bangkok flying to Phuket and Samui were asked to make a reverse just in the air because of the low visibility conditions. "
- A five star hotel offers rooms at a price as low as $2
"Knickerocker is a luxury hotel that offers a surprisingly special deal. The hotel edging the Times Square offers rooms to the guests at a price $2.
A special offer is assigned to the 109 anniversary of the hotel. It is interesting that the price of $2 is not randomly chosen: that was exactly the day stay price the first guests paid at Knockerocker.
It should be noted that the special offer has a limited number of rooms. The offer is only valid only for bookings made online on the hotel’s website before evening October 16, 2015. "