Romania in the southeast of Europe is mountainous in the north, and the main attraction in the south is the vast Danube valley. The river forms a delta on its approach to the Black Sea, which is a nature reserve for countless native and migratory birds. Here you can read interesting information and tidbits about Romania for kids.
Interesting facts about Romania for kids
1. Romania is a country in Central Europe. It is located north of the Balkan Peninsula, on the lower reaches of the Danube. Part of Romania is surrounded by the Carpathians. It also has a border with the Black Sea.
2. Most of the Danube Delta is located in Romania. Romania borders Hungary and Serbia in the west, Ukraine in the far northeast, the Republic of Moldova in the Middle East, and Bulgaria in the south.
3. There is a lot to see and do in Romania, from the beautiful Carpathians to lush fertile plains, full-flowing rivers and abundant lakes. Maiden forests, rich flora and fauna and ancient caves attract tourists.
4. The Skarisoara Glacier is located under the Bihor Mountains and is the second largest underground glacier in Europe. The glacier with a capacity of 75,000 cubic meters has existed for more than 3,500 years.
5. Biger Falls, located in the Anina Mountains, was included in the list of “Unique Waterfalls of the World” of World Geography due to the special way in which water falls in tiny streams on moss-covered rocks.
6. In addition to the large forests that cover a quarter of the country, there are many areas with flat plains for agriculture and rich soils for cultivation. There are excellent mountain slopes with ski resorts, and in some places glaciers have formed beautiful lakes and caves. There are also salt, coal and iron mines.
7. Romania ranks ninth in the world in terms of wine production.
8. Bucharest’s public transport network is the fourth largest in Europe.
9. The capital of Romania is Bucharest. Almost 2 million people live in Bucharest, the seventh largest city in the European Union.
10. In the nineteenth century, the German prince Charles I became the first king of Romania. He defined Romania as an independent and sovereign state.
11. Romania went through many changes in the early 19th century and then, after World War II, 23 million citizens lived under one of the most controlling dictators of the 20th century. His name was Nicolae Ceausescu.
12. Transylvania includes the Carpathians and the Transylvanian Alps. Have you heard about the Dracula story set in Transylvania?
13. Transylvania is a region in central Romania, with Bukovina to the north, Moldova to the northeast, Dobruja to the southeast by the Black Sea, Wallachia along the southern border, and Banat to the southwest.
14. Romania is a European country located halfway between the North Pole and the Equator.
15. The name “Romania” comes from the Latin word “Romanus”, which means “citizen of Rome.” Long ago, the Romans conquered and colonized what is now Romania.
16. There is even a city in Romania called Rome.
17. Timisoara became the first city in Europe to have electric street lighting in 1889.
18. The city of Brasov has the largest Gothic church between Vienna, Austria, and Istanbul, Turkey.
19. Peles Castle was the first European castle to be completely lit by electricity. Electricity was generated by the castle’s own power plant. Built in 1888, the castle’s central heating system is still in operation today.
20. The film Cold Mountain was filmed in Romania.
21. Voronetsky Monastery, located in the northeast of Romania, is also known as the “Sistine Chapel in the East.” The frescoes have an intense shade of blue, also known as “Voronets blue”.
22. Romania is not only rich in gold, but also has the only museum in Europe dedicated to gold.
23. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the European Union in 2007.