91,699 square miles (237,500 square kms) - The third largest country in Eastern Europe
Romania lies in south - eastern part of Central Europe at equal distance between the Pole and Equator.
The neighbors of Romania are: Moldavia Republic in E, Ukraine in N, Hungary in W, Serbia in SW, Bulgaria in S and Black Sea in SE.
The surface presents a great variety of relief. Statistic shows:
- 31% mountains - Carpathians and Macini mountains;
- 36% hills and plateau - Transylvanian, Getic, Mehedinti, Dobrudja and Moldavia plateau;
- 33% planes - Romania Plane, West, Banat and Moldavia planes; meadows- Danube Delta and Braila Island.
The Carpathians Mountains are more then 2500m alt., glacial lakes, mysterious woods, strange rocks, amazing caves and gorges. God arranged this relief in a perfect harmony and people was grateful, placing beautiful villages and towns, churches and monasteries, some well-known around the world, all in the same harmony with nature.
Also Romania means 244 km Black Sea Coast line, big rivers: Danube River, Tisa, Somes, Cris, Mures, Timis, Jiu, Olt, Arges, Ialomita, Buzau, Siret, Prut; many lakes (naturals or artificial), situated in very picturesque places. One of the biggest artificial lake in Europe is "Portile de Fier (The Iron Gates)" on Danube River.
Flora and Fauna
The abundance of vegetation, flora and fauna is everywhere. The biggest colony of pelicans and the highest density of birds from Europe are in Danube Delta. The oldest forests from Europe are in Rarau Mountains and many other aspects waiting to be discovered.