Romania is a country on the western shores of the Black Sea; except for Dobruja, it is located north of the Balkan Peninsula. It is a country of great natural beauty and diversity and a rich cultural heritage.

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Bucharest is Romania's capital and largest city, as well as the most important industrial and commercial center of the country.

Iaşi is the second city of Romania after Bucharest, the national capital, both in terms of population and also in cultural, historical and academic terms.

Brașov is a mountain resort city in Transylvania, Romania. Brașov, known as Kronstadt in German or Brassó in Hungarian has a population of 283,901 and is the 7th largest city in Romania.

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Transylvania is the largest region of Romania and probably the best known one. When you visit Transylvania you dive into a mix of cultures, nature and history.

Muntenia is a region in southern Romania.

Moldavia is a region in north-eastern Romania, sharing a border with Moldova and Ukraine.

For the purpose of this article, Banat is a region in western Romania. Banat is a geographical and historical region in Central Europe currently divided between Romania, Serbia and Hungary.

Dobruja is a region in south-eastern Romania, between the Danube and the Black Sea.

Crişana is a region in western Romania. It consists of the counties of Arad, Bihor and Salaj.

Maramureş is a region in north-western Romania. The Romanian part of the historical Maramureş is a rather small region consisting of Maramures County and Satu Mare County.

Southern Bukovina is in a part of historical Bukovina now in Romania. It consists of the counties of Suceava and Botosani.

Oltenia is a region of Romania. It consists of the counties of Dolj, Gorj, Valcea, and the eastern part of Mehedinti.

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