Population of Romania
Romania has a population of over 21 million.
- Romanians (89%);
- other nationalities (Hungarians, Gypsies, Germans, Russians, Ukrainians, Turks, Tatars, Greeks, Armenians, Croats, Serbs, Bulgarians).
90 people live per 1 sq. Km, but the most populated areas are the areas in the valley of the Muresha, Prahova and Snreta rivers (for example, in Prahova county, the population density is 180 people per 1 sq. Km), and the mountainous regions and Dobrudja are the least populated..
The official language is Romanian, but Hungarian, German and Turkish languages became widespread in Romania..
Major cities: Bucharest, Constanta, Timisoara, Brasov, Iasi, Galati, Craiova, Cluj-Napoca, Ploiesti.
Residents of Romania profess Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, Judaism.
The male population lives on average up to 68, and the female population - up to 76 years..
Romania is in last place among the EU countries in terms of the amount of investments allocated to health care (700 euros per year for 1 person), therefore the quality of medical services in the country is not at a high level, and there is only 1 doctor per 3000-4000 inhabitants (this is the most low rate among EU countries).
In Romania, there are no activities related to the prevention of various diseases, therefore, most diseases begin to be treated when they develop into serious stages. In addition, patients have to wait several months in a queue for hospitalization, and treatment lasts much longer than in other European countries, and it is not highly effective..
But, nevertheless, medical tourism is becoming more and more popular in Romania - many come here for undergoing anti-aging therapy, as well as receiving dental and aesthetic surgery services..
Traditions and customs of the inhabitants of Romania
Romanians love holidays, especially they like to take part in festivals, fairs and other entertainment events. So, in October in Romania, the Wine Festival is celebrated, in February - the Winter Festival, and in May - the Narcissus Festival, as well as the International Jazz and Blues Festival..
Going to Romania? Take note of the following information:
- in the country, you cannot take photographs of military structures, bridges and ports, and in order to obtain the right to photograph the interior of churches, palaces and other cultural attractions, you will have to issue a special permit for a fee;
- smoking in public places is prohibited in the country;
- in Romania, it is forbidden to participate and photograph demonstrations (for this one can be arrested);
- before traveling to Romania, it is advisable to get vaccinated against typhoid, encephalitis, rabies.
In memory of Romania, it is worth buying plum tincture, blouses decorated with cross stitching using gold and silver threads, carpets, ceramics, unique Romanian cosmetics and drugs that slow down the aging process.