Romania is located at the crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe and is by far the largest country in the Balkans. Romania shares a border with Hungary and Serbia to the west, Ukraine and Moldova to the northeast, Bulgaria to the south and the Black Sea to the east.
Being the ninth largest country of the European Union by area, it's no surprise that it contains a diverse range of landscapes, with the beautiful Carpathian Mountains cutting right through the heart of the country, and constituting an important part of its cultural identity.
The name of Romania, is a derivative of the Latin romanus, meaning "citizen of Rome", for the history of the country is closely linked with that of the great Roman empire, who conquered the territory and colonized the local Dacian tribes, forming the Romanian people. So it is that Romania speaks the only Latin-based language in the Eastern block, or as Romanians often like to put it: "Romania is an island of Latinity in a Slavic Sea".
Much can be said about Romania, but we prefer to leave it to the travelers to discover this beautiful country that is home to a very unique mosaic of cultures, impressive architectural monuments and breathtaking scenery.