Outline of Romania

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Romania:


Romania unitary semi-presidential republic located in Central-Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Ukraine. It also borders Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It covers 238,391 square kilometres (92,043 sq mi) and has a temperate-continental climate. With 19.9 million inhabitants, it is the seventh most populous member of the European Union. Its capital and largest city, Bucharest, is the sixth largest city in the EU. It encompasses the historical regions of Wallachia (including Dobruja), Moldavia (including Bukovina), Transylvania (including Banat, Maramureș, and Crișana). Romania derives from the Latin romanus, meaning "citizen of Rome".

General reference

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Geography of Romania

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An enlargeable general map of Romania

Geography of Romania

Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 608 km
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 531 km
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 476 km
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 450 km
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 443 km

Environment of Romania

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An enlargeable satellite image of Romania

Geographic features of Romania

Regions of Romania

Administrative divisions of Romania

Administrative divisions of Romania

Regions of Romania
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Map of the development regions

Development regions of Romania These are the 8 development regions in Romania, which (with the exception of București-Ilfov) are named by their geographical position in the country:

Counties of Romania

Counties of Romania

CapitalArea (km2)
Alba AB Alba Iulia 6,242
Arad AR Arad 7,754
Argeș AG Pitești 6,862
Bacău BC Bacău 6,621
Bihor BH Oradea 7,544
Bistrița-Năsăud BN Bistrița 5,355
Botoșani BT Botoșani 4,986
Brașov BV Brașov 5,363
Brăila BR Brăila 4,766
Buzău BZ Buzău 6,103
Caraș-Severin CS Reșița 8,514
Călărași CL Călărași 5,088
Cluj CJ Cluj-Napoca 6,674
Constanța CT Constanța 7,071
Covasna CV Sfântu Gheorghe 3,710
Dâmbovița DB Târgoviște 4,054
Dolj DJ Craiova 7,414
Galați GL Galați 4,466
Giurgiu GR Giurgiu 3,526
Gorj GJ Târgu Jiu 5,602
Harghita HR Miercurea Ciuc 6,639
Hunedoara HD Deva 7,063
Ialomița IL Slobozia 4,453
Iași IS Iași 5,476
Ilfov IF Buftea 1,583
Maramureș MM Baia Mare 6,304
Mehedinți MH Drobeta-Turnu Severin 4,933
Mureș MS Târgu Mureș 6,714
Neamț NT Piatra Neamț 5,896
Olt OT Slatina 5,498
Prahova PH Ploiești 4,716
Satu Mare SM Satu Mare 4,418
Sălaj SJ Zalău 3,864
Sibiu SB Sibiu 5,432
Suceava SV Suceava 8,553
Teleorman TR Alexandria 5,790
Timiș TM Timișoara 8,697
Tulcea TL Tulcea 8,499
Vaslui VS Vaslui 5,318
Vâlcea VL Râmnicu Vâlcea 5,765
Vrancea VN Focșani 4,857
București B(Bucharest municipality)228
Municipalities of Romania

Municipalities of Romania

Demography of Romania

Demographics of Romania

Neighbours of Romania

Government and politics of Romania

Branches of the government of Romania

Government of Romania

Executive branch of the government of Romania

Legislative branch of the government of Romania

Judicial branch of the government of Romania

Court system of Romania

Foreign relations of Romania

Foreign relations of Romania

International organization membership

Romania is a member of:

Law and order in Romania

Law of Romania

Military of Romania

Military of Romania

Local government in Romania

Local government in Romania

History of Romania

History of Romania

History of Romania, by period

History of Romania, by region

History of Romania, by subject

Culture of Romania

Culture of Romania

Art in Romania

Art in Romania

Languages of Romania

Languages of Romania

People of Romania



Romanian diaspora

Romanian diaspora

Religion in Romania

Religion in Romania

Sports in Romania

Sports in Romania

Economy and infrastructure of Romania

Economy of Romania

Education in Romania

Education in Romania

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The 41 județe and the municipality of Bucharest comprise the official administrative divisions of Romania. They also represent the European Union' s NUTS-3 geocode statistical subdivision scheme of Romania.


Muntenia is a historical region of Romania, usually considered Wallachia-proper. It is situated between the Danube, the Carpathian Mountains and Moldavia, and the Olt River to the west. The latter river is the border between Muntenia and Oltenia. Part of the traditional border between Wallachia/Muntenia and Moldavia was formed by the rivers Milcov and Siret.

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Administrative divisions of Romania

Romania's administration is relatively centralized and administrative subdivisions are therefore fairly simplified.

Development regions of Romania

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Counties of Romania Wikimedia list article

A total of 41 counties, along with the municipality of Bucharest, constitute the official administrative divisions of Romania. They represent the country's NUTS-3 statistical subdivisions within the European Union and each of them serves as the local level of government within its borders. Most counties are named after a major river, while some are named after notable cities within them, such as the county seat.

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The territorial evolution of Romania includes all the changes in the country's borders from its formation to the present day. The precedents of Romania as an independent state can be traced back to the 14th century, when the principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia were founded. Wallachia during its history lost several portions of its territory, either to the Ottomans or the Habsburgs. However, this land would be later essentially recovered in its entirety. Moldavia, on the other hand, suffered great territorial losses. In 1775, the Habsburgs invaded Bukovina and annexed it, and in 1812, the Russian Empire took control of Bessarabia. Both territories were later exposed to powerful colonization policies. The principalities declared unification in 1859 as the Principality of Romania. This new state sought independence from the Ottoman Empire's vassalage, and in 1878, it fought a war against it alongside Russia. However, the latter would annex Southern Bessarabia, which was recovered decades before. Romania received Northern Dobruja as compensation, and would wage a war for the southern part against Bulgaria in 1913.


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