Travel Information for Romania
Time zone:GMT +2 (Eastern European time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Main languages:Romanian Other languages:    Hungarian, Romany
Currency: lei (RON)

1 = L4.45, $1 = L3.99, £1 = L5.30

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.roInternational Dialling Code:    40

For help planning your trip to Romania including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Romania trip planning page.

Further information on Romania

Discover more about Romania - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of romania

Total area: 237,500 sq km (7,160 sq km under water)

Coastline: 225 km (Black Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): Bulgaria (608km), Hungary (443km), Moldova (450km), Serbia (476km), Ukraine (431km)

Highest mountain: Moldoveanu (2,544m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Romania from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexFlawed democracy 57/167
Economic FreedomModerately Free 57/179
Press FreedomSatisfactory situation 51/179
ILGA LGBT rightsSome rights -
Corruption PerceptionsMedium corruption 69/174
Overall Ranking:    49/195

Other Data & Links

Status: Independent Country

Population: 21,729,871 (rank: 57/196)     Density: 91.4 people/sq km (rank: 88/196)

Ethnic groups: Romanian 89.5%, Hungarian 6.6%, Roma 2.5%, Ukrainian 0.3%, German 0.3%, Russian 0.2%, Turkish 0.2%, other 0.4% (2002 census)

Religions: Eastern Orthodox (including all sub-denominations) 86.8%, Protestant (various denominations including Reformate and Pentecostal) 7.5%, Roman Catholic 4.7%, other (mostly Muslim) and unspecified 0.9%, none 0.1% (2002 census)

GDP (PPP): $288.5 billion       GDP per capita: $14,400 (rank: 72/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.