Area: 91,699 square miles
Languages: Romanian is the official language. Hungarian and German are also spoken.
Location: Romania is bordered by Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine, and the Black Sea.
Geography: Romania is located in southeastern Europe. The Carpathian Mountains cross the northern half of Romania and connect with the Transylvanian Alps near the central region of the country. Northwest of this mountainous arc is the Transylvanian plateau, and the great plains of Moldavia and Walachia lie to the southeast. The Danube River forms the southern boundary with Bulgaria, and then flows north and then east through Romania, entering the Black Sea through its large delta just south of the Ukraine.
Population (2007 estimate): 22,276,056
Religion: Romanian Orthodox 70%, Roman Catholic 6%, Protestant 6%, unaffiliated 18%
Time zone: Romania is on Eastern European Time, seven hours ahead of U.S. EST. When it is 6am in noon in New York, it is 1pm in Bucharest. Daylight Saving Time begins the last Sunday in March and ends the last Sunday in October.