Romania is situated in south-eastern Europe. The country has an area
of 237,750 sq km and a population of over 23,000,000. Countries sharing borders
with Romania are: Hungary, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Republic of Moldavia and the
The Carpathian mountains are in the centre of the country, bordered on both
sides by hills, plateaus and the great plains of the outer rim. Forests cover
over a quarter of the country and the fauna is one of the richest in Europe
including wolves, bears, deer, lynx and chamois.
The mighty Danube forms the southern boundary of the country terminating in
the Delta of the Black Sea, a heaven for countless native and migratory birds.
The climate is temperate, characteristic of Central Europe with very distinct
seasons, hot summers, cold winters and abundant snowfalls especially in the
mountains. The warmest areas are in the south.