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Romania: Country in Southeastern Europe
Romania is a country located at the crossroads of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. It shares land borders with Bulgaria to the south, Ukraine to the north, Hungary to the west, Serbia to the southwest, and Moldova to the east and has its opening to the Black Sea. It has a predominantly temperate-continental climate. With a total area of 238,397 square kilometres, Romania is the twelfth-largest country in Europe and the seventh-most populous member state of the European Union, having approximately 19.3 million inhabitants. Its capital and largest city is Bucharest. Other major urban areas include: Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara, Iași, Constanța, Craiova, Brașov, and Galați.

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Another metal monolith spotted in Romania [Video]

Another metal monolith spotted in Romania

A mysterious metallic monolith appeared on a hilltop in Romania's mountainous Neamt county last week, but had vanished by Tuesday (December 1).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published
Romanian nightclub fire documentary named as one of best ever films about journalism [Video]

Romanian nightclub fire documentary named as one of best ever films about journalism

A documentary about investigative reporting after a nightclub fire in Romania is described as one of the best films ever made about journalismView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:35Published
COVID-hit Norway to send team to Austria for Nations League showdown [Video]

COVID-hit Norway to send team to Austria for Nations League showdown

Norway will send a team to face Austria in the Nation League after their match against Romania was cancelled due to government intervention over a player's positive COVID-19 test.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:36Published
Romania moves away from coal towards new sustainable jobs [Video]

Romania moves away from coal towards new sustainable jobs

The Romanian government has announced the closure of two of the four coal mines still active in its Jiu Valley, but the country is looking to more sustainable businesses and other projects for the..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:28Published
Romania’s coal-black heartland embraces Europe's Green New Deal [Video]

Romania’s coal-black heartland embraces Europe's Green New Deal

Romania's industrial Jiu Valley has been tied to fluctuations in the fortunes of coal for a century and a half. But soon the coal will be gone. Is the EU's help to make the transition going to be..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 20:00Published
COVID-19 scares visitors away from Dracula's Castle this Halloween [Video]

COVID-19 scares visitors away from Dracula's Castle this Halloween

Romania's Bran Castle has only a slight connection with the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker, but it still attracts thousands of visitors in a normal year.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:32Published
Diving into an ancient salt mine [Video]

Diving into an ancient salt mine

Australian cliff diving champion Rhiannan Iffland and Romania's rising diving star Constantin Popovici plunged over 390 feet underground in the Salina Turda, one of the world's oldest salt mines in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

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