Interesting Facts about Romania
Romania Interesting Facts
Romania, officially Romania, is a country in Europe. Here are some interesting facts about Romania:
- "Romania" comes from the latin word "Romanus" which means "citizen of the Roman Empire".
- The Parliament Palace in Romania's capital of Bucharest is the heaviest building in the world and the second largest building.
- Romania is a home of Dracula. Bram Stoker created the character. Dracula was said to live in Bran Castle, which can still be visited.
- The Romanian language is 1700 years old and the only latin language spoken in Eastern Europe.
- Romania had its first free election in 1990.
- Bucharest, the capital of Romania, is also called "Little Paris". Moreover, according to legend, the city was named after a shepherd named Bucur.
- Romania has many UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
- Romania's Pele Castle was the first electrified castle in Europe. It was built in 1888 in Sinaia mountain.
- Romania is the richest country in Europe in terms of gold. Romania has a museum dedicated to gold.
- The largest rock sculpture in Europe is located in Romania. The rock sculpture of Decebalus is located along the Danube and the only way to reach it is by boat.
- The second largest underground glacier is hidden in Romania.
- The tallest wooden church in Europe is located in Romania.
- Romania has one of the narrowest streets in Europe. Rope street is the third narrowest street in Europe.
- Street lights were used firstly in Romania.
- One of the world's largest wine producers is Romania.
- Romania is home to the biggest dark church.
- The most famous food in Romania is "Ciorba".
- Baciu forest in Cluj-Napoca is considered the most paranormal place on the planet.
- Romania has extremely old ritual dance which called "Calusul".
- Romania is a home to brown bears. More than 60% of the European brown bear population lives in Romania.
- The second largest open-air museum in the world is located in Romania.