Click to see country in continent: Romania
Capital: Bucharest Population: 21,8 mln Surface: 237,500 sq km Languages:
Romanian, Hungarian, German
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Bram Stokers book "Dracula" is based upon a real person, Prince Vlad, or as he was called also in his own time, Dracula (which means "Son of the Dragon"), or Vlad the Impaler. He ruled the kingdom of Wallachia in southern Romania in the 15th century, and was as infamous for his sadistic and cruel ways of killing his enemies, or people who just bothered him, as he was famous for his resistance against the Ottoman Turks. One of the things that gave Vlad the Impaler his name was building a forest of thousands of impaled subjects around his castle. The subjects had been killed for even the vaguest suspicion of disloyalty, and sometimes the impalements were merely meant to show what could happen to those considering being disloyal
Exact population: 21,848,504 (July 2011 est.) Literacy: Total population: 98.4%; male: 99.1%; female: 97.7% Ethnicities: 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) Land boundaries: Total: 2,508 km; border countries: Bulgaria 608 km, Hungary 443 km, Moldova 450 km, Serbia and Montenegro 476 km, Ukraine (north) 362 km, Ukraine (east) 169 km Terrain: Central Transylvanian Basin is separated from the Plain of Moldavia on the east by the Carpathian Mountains and separated from the Walachian Plain on the south by the Transylvanian Alps Extremes: Lowest point: Black Sea 0 m; highest point: Moldoveanu 2,544 m Imports: Italy 17.2%, Germany 14.9%, France 7.1%, Russia 6.8%, Turkey 4.2% (2004) Exports: Italy 21.4%, Germany 15%, France 8.5%, Turkey 7%, UK 6.6% (2004) Industries: Textiles and footwear, light machinery and auto assembly, mining, timber, construction materials, metallurgy, chemicals, food processing, petroleum refining