Tamara S Seaman
Think Global Flight Arrives in ROMANIA!
Edwin and Capt Judy enroute to Romania:
Greetings from the beautiful country of Romania.
Captan Judy had the wonderful opportunity to stop by to share the Think Global Flight Mission!
Heres just a few fascinating facts about the country of Romania:
- The capital of Romania is Bucharest, once popular as the ‘Paris of the East’.
- Romania is bordered by Ukraine in the North, Moldova on east, Black Sea in the South east, Bulgaria in the south, Yugoslavia in the southwest and Hungary in the West.
- Apart from the official Romanian language, Hungarian and German form two other major languages of Romania.
- Romania has a Republic type of government.
- The currency of Romania is Romanian ‘leu’ (RON).
- Romania's Danube Delta is a World Heritage site and is the second largest delta in the whole of Europe.
- The Dacian fortresses of the Orastie Mountains, in Romania, belong to the Late Iron Age.
- Gheorghe Marinescu, a professor at the Faculty of Medicine in Bucharest, was the first person to see living nervous cells with a microscope.
- More than half of Romania's Jewish population died in the Second World War.
- Romania was a part of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (COMECON) and the Warsaw Treaty Organization.
- After the Second World War, the Soviet Socialist Republic of Moldova was formed, which was earlier a part of Romania.
- Romania joined the European Union in 2007, along with Bulgaria.
- In the year 2000, 100 tonnes of cyanide, from a gold mine in northern Romania, spilled into rivers in Romania, Hungary and Yugoslavia and destroyed aquatic life for several hundred kilometers.
- The Transylvanian city of Sibiu is credited as the European Capital of Culture 2007.
- Irish author Bram Stoker based his horror novel ‘Dracula’ on the fifteenth century Wallachian Prince, Vlad Dracul of Romania.
- Romania’s ancestors are Dacians who were great warriors though they were defeated by the Romans under Trajan.
- Romania’s most prominent mineral resource is oil.
- Romania is the ninth largest nation in European Union by area. Its capital is Bucharest which is largest city in the country and the 6th largest in the European Union.
- Though the majority of Romanians are Christians, Romania does not have any official religion.
- The colors of the Romanian flag are red, yellow and blue which represent the blood of the people, grains which feed the people and the sky.
- The traditional sport of Romania is Oin which is unique and is similar to baseball.
- Romania is said to be the gateway to Middle East, Western Balkans and Caucasus region and has a prominent shipping port in Black Sea.
- The gypsies which form a good population in Romania have their representatives in Romanian parliament.
- Romania has witnessed the rise and fall of numerous empires such as Romans, Ottomans and Austro-Hungarians.
Information Credit: http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/facts-about-romania-1709.htm