The name "Romania" comes from the Latin word "Romanus" which means "citizen of the Roman Empire."

  • The name "Romania" comes from the Latin word "Romanus" which means "citizen of the Roman Empire."
  • The meaning of the word "Transylvania" is “the land beyond the forest. “Transylvania was first referred to in a Medieval Latin document dating from 1075 as Ultra Silvam ( Ultra meaning "beyond" or "on the far side of …" and Sylva (sylvam) meaning "wood or forest").
  • With an area of 92,043 square miles (238,391 square kilometers), Romania is the largest country in Southeastern Europe. It is roughly the same size as the United Kingdom and slightly smaller than the U.S. state of Oregon.
  • Bucharest's mass transit network (RATB) is the fourth largest in Europe.
  • Brasov is home to one of the narrowest streets in Europe: "The Rope Street" (Strada Sforii). It is less than four feet wide and connects Cerbului Street with Poarta Schei Street. This street was initially used as an access-route by firefighters.
  • The Romanian language currently spoken by over 25-milion people is 1,700 years old. Romanian is a phonetic language, so words are pronounced as they are spelled.