ROMANIA was one of the least visited countries in Europe, till 15 years ago. Closed for more than 40 years behind the "Iron Curtain" and almost isolated from the rest of the world by a   communist regime until 1989, Romania is a land of many genuine treasures that are waiting to be discovered.

Romania is one of the large countries of Europe (the size of the United Kingdom or roughly half of France), with a population of approx. 22 million inhabitants. Along with the Romanians, Hungarians, Germans, Serbs, Turks and other minorities also live in the country. Most of them are of Greek-Orthodox religion, but there are also many Catholics, Protestants, Evangelical, Muslims and others.
Romania is the largest country in South-eastern Europe. It is roughly the same size as the United Kingdom and slightly smaller than the U.S. state of Oregon.
» The Carpathian Mountains are home to one of the largest undisturbed forests in Europe.  

60% of European brown bear population lives in the Carpathian Mountains.
» Romania features the youngest continental land (Danube Delta) in Europe.
the Danube Delta is the largest natural reserve in Europe, a paradise for fishermen and birdwatchers 
» The second largest underground glacier in Europe (in terms of volume) can be found in Transylvania - Romania.  The 3500-year old Scarisoara glacier, located in the Bihor Mountains – 
» The statue of Dacian king Decebal, carved in the rocky bank of the Danube river, is the tallest rock sculpture in Europe (135 feet tall). It is a homage to the last king of Dacia (today's Romania), from Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Constantino Dragan.
If you are a Dracula fan, you wouldn't want to miss Dracula's Castle in Bran, the Borgo Pass or his birthplace in the medieval "Upper Town" of Sighisoara - they're all in Transylvania.
Science / Technology
» Romanian Inventor Traian Vuia was the first European to built and fly a fully 
self-propelled, fixed-wing 'automobile airplane' (March 18, 1906).