Capital: Bucharest

Population: 19,875,117 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Romanian Leu (RON)

Official Language: Romanian

Unofficial Languages: Hungarian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Russian, Romany (Gypsy), and others

Main Religion: Christianity (Orthodox)

Ethnic Groups: Romanian, Hungarian, Roma (Gypsy), Ukrainian, German, and others

Largest Cities: Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara, Iași

Main Sport: Football, Volleyball, Handball, Gymnastics,

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Union of Romanian Principalities Wallachia and Moldova (January 24)

Constantin Brancusi’s Day (February 19)

Labor Day (May 1)

Orthodox Easter Monday (May 1-2)

Whit Monday (Rusaliile) (June 19-20)

Assumption of Mary (August 15)

Saint Andrew Day (November 30)

Romania’s National Day (December 1)

Christmas (December 25) 

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