Country: Romania

Population: 22,276,056

Capital: Bucharest

Time Zone: UTC+2

Currency Name: new leu (RON) was introduced in 2005; old leu (ROL) was phased out in 2006

Government Type: Republic

Languages: Romanian 91% (official), Hungarian 6.7%, Romany (Gypsy) 1.1%, other 1.2%

Ethnic Breakdown: Romanian 89.5%, Hungarian 6.6%, Roma 2.5%, Ukrainian 0.3%, German 0.3%, Russian 0.2%, Turkish 0.2%, other 0.4%

Religion: Eastern Orthodox (including all sub-denominations) 86.8%, Protestant (various denominations including Reformate and Pentecostal) 7.5%, Roman Catholic 4.7%, other (mostly Muslim) and unspecified 0.9%, none 0.1%

Major Cities: Bucharest

Phone Country Code: 40

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website: http://www.romaniatourism.com/

High Travel Season: June - August

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, f

Major Holidays: January 1-2 (New Year's Day), Easter, May 1 (Labor Day), December 1 (National Day), December 25-26 (Christmas)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Romania's Danube Delta, a World Heritage site, is the second largest delta in Europe.