The Dacia automobile company was founded in 1966 and took the name of the historic region when Decebalus was emperor and fought Traianus. Now the organisation is a subsidiary of Renault, but constitutes almost 8% of the exports of Romania. In Mioveni there is the 5th largest manufacturing facility in terms of volume produced.
The coat of arms of Romania contains multiple symbols with different meanings. Thus, the eagle stands for Wallachia, the province that is central to Romania’s history. The eagle is considered a symbol of Latinity as well as of courage, determination and power. On the bird's chest there are traditional crests of Romania’s major provinces (Top-left is Wallachia's, top-right is Moldavia, bottom-left are Banat and Oltenia and the two dolphins symbolise Dobrogea region - along the Black Sea).
The structure of Romanian traditional clothing has remained unchanged throughout history.The basic garment for both men and women is a shirt or chemise, which is made from hemp, linen or woollen fabric. This is tied round the waist using a fabric belt, narrow for women and wider for men. Nonetheless, people still wear those traditional costumes on special occasions, and at ethnographic and folk events.
These diacritics of the alphabet are an extra aspect that differentiates Romanian from other languages, even from its mother (Latin). There is no difficulty in pronouncing them as reading our words is extremely simple.
Romanian currency: leu (bills and coins). Even though we have joined the European Union, we do not meet the economical requirements for being allowed to switch to the EU currency, Euro. It is predicted that in a few years these bills or coins will be replaced.
A copy of the Triumphal Arch is located in the northern part of the capital, in Bucharest. First construction was made of wood right after Romania gained its Independence in 1878 so that the troops march under it. However, the current one was inaugurated in 1936. This structure which is quite similar to l'Arc de Triomphe from France constitutes one vital reason for Bucharest being called "Little Paris", alongside the French language which was abused in the 20' and 30'.
Reportaj CNN despre Casa Poporului: ”După o oră de mers pe coridoare, un turist vede doar 10% din Palatul Parlamentului”
CNN a publicat un reportaj în care a prezentat Casa Poporului, clădire construită în perioada comunismului, de fostul dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu. Jurnaliştii prezintă departe detaliile tehnice şi istoricul construcţiei, precum şi clădirile şi bisericile care au fost distruse pentru a face loc clădiri. ”La sfârşitul anului 1989, edificiul atent construit al comunismului în Europa de…
The Bran Castle is located in the heart of the country, on the top of a mountain. It is said to have been the residence of Vlad Tepes known as Vlad The Impaler or Dracula. The information is quite invalid, although he passed by the little village it was once. It is placed on the boarder between Transylvania and Wallachia. It might be the most visited castle in our country dating back to 1377 when it was first mentioned in an official document.
The Danube Delta is the second largest in the world, after Volga Delta and part of the World Heritage Sites. It started forming in a bay of the Black Sea around 4000 BC. It is estimated that almost 40% of the delta was constituted in the last 1000 years.
"Transfagarasan" is an amazing road of 2000 metres which passes over the Fagaras mountains in Transylvania, Romania. In the same time, the Transfagarasan Highway is Romania’s most spectacular and best known road thanks to an appearance on BBC Top Gear in 2009.