Denis Foynes – Would you like to impress your friends with interesting facts from around the globe? Live and Invest Overseas News can help.
This is the series in which each week you can read ten facts about one of our destination. This week we have Romania.
Here are ten facts about Romania
1. The languages spoken in Romania apart from Romanian are German and Hungarian. Although the majority of citizens are Christians, Romania does not have any official religion.
2. The forests of Romania are the only place in Europe that the brown bear still lives. They often venture into towns and cities to eat garage and have become something of a tourist attraction.
3. The gypsies form a good population in Romania and even have their representatives in Romanian parliament.
4. Although the famous Dracula was written by Irishman Bram Stocker, the story was based in Romania on the fifteenth century Wallachian Prince, Vlad Dracul of Romania.
5. Romania gymnast, Nadia Comaneci, was the first in the world to get the maximum mark (10) in an international competition, in Montreal in 1976.
6. There are 10 U.S. cities with sister cities in Romania.
Baia Mare – Hollywood, FL
Bistrita – Columbus, GA
Brasov – Cleveland, Ohio
Bucharest – Atlanta, GA
Cluj Napoca – Columbia SC
Contanta – Mobile, AL
Medias – Mineral Wells, TX
Pitesti – Springfield, OH
Sibiu – Columbia, MO
7. The traditional sport of Romania is Oin which is unique but similar to baseball. However, regular basketball and football are the most popular.
8. How many of you heard of Helmuth Duckadam? He is a famous Romanian goalkeeper who had managed to save four consecutive penalty shots in a shootout for the first time in the history of the official European competition for his team, Seville. He still has legendary status in the city.
9. The country fell under communist rule after World War 2 and lasted for 45 years. The regime collapsed in 1989.
10. The colors of the nation’s flag are red, yellow, and blue which represent the blood of the people, grains which feed the people, and the sky.