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ROMANIA
(pronounced - row-mei-nee-uh | rəʊˈmeɪnɪə)
OFFICIAL NAME: Romania
DEMONYMS: Romanian, European
Romania is part of the Eastern Europe region in the continent of Europe. Romania is believed to have been named after the empire and Italian city of Rome or Roman. It is in the Northern hemisphere and is 237.5 thousand square kilometres in size. The primary language spoken is Romanian, the capital city is Bucharest and the main currency used is the Romanian New Leu.
LGBTQIA+ Equality Index
High
LGBTQIA+ Dollar
c.5 billion
LGBTQIA+ Population
c.525 thousand
ALLOW SAME-SEX MARRIAGES
No
RECOGNISE GENDER CHANGE
Yes
BANNING GAY CONVERSION THERAPY
No

Geography

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CAPITAL

Bucharest

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REGION

Eastern Europe

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CONTINENT

Europe

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HEMISPHERE

Northern

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AREA

237500

(square kilometers)

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SURROUNDING OCEAN(S)

Atlantic Ocean

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Name in other languages

learn the literal translations of the country’s name in twelve of the most popular languages
English Flag
English
Romania
Mandarin Flag
Mandarin
罗马尼亚
Dutch Flag
Dutch
Roemenië
Spanish Flag
Spanish
Rumanía
Arabic Flag
Arabic
رومانيا
Portuguese Flag
Portuguese
Romênia
French Flag
French
Roumanie
Hebrew Flag
Hebrew
רומניה
Russian Flag
Russian
Румыния
German Flag
German
Rumänien
Hindi Flag
Hindi
रोमानिया
Japanese Flag
Japanese
ルーマニア

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NOTIFICATIONS

LAST UPDATED:  April 25, 2023
×  GENERALLY SAFE TO TRAVEL  | The country has some or many progressive laws, and the LGBGTQIA+ community living and visiting have equal rights in many areas...read more

Latest

| STATUS

  • There are currently no known issues or armed conflicts taking place within this country. It is advised that you consult your country's foreign or overseas department before you travel. Your government's ministry will provide you with the latest information and guidance as to whether it is safe to travel to this country (or to parts of it)
  • The country has some or many progressive laws, and the LGBGTQIA+ community living and visiting have equal rights in many areas. Generally, it is likely safe to travel in cities; however, some discretion may be required in rural or less populated areas. It is always recommended that you carry out independent research before travelling
  • GENDER IDENTITY/EXPRESSION | The country has some laws in place regarding gender identity and expression
  • LGBTQIA+ ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS | This country has laws in place that bans all forms of discrimination. Laws that protect those community members living or visiting from discrimination
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Government

| INFORMATION

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ROMANIA
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
ministerul afacerilor externe
The foreign office or ministry is typically a department within a government that focuses on promoting that particular country and what it represents worldwide. The department will often highlight national security, travel restrictions, visa requirements and all relevant foreign policies
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ROMANIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
ministerul sănătății
The health office or ministry is typically a department or organisation within a government that focuses on all things relating to health. The department will often highlight travel restrictions, vaccination requirements, pandemics, outbreaks, and relevant health-related information
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  USEFUL PHRASES | GREETINGS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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GREETINGS
salut
HI
bună
HOW ARE YOU?
ce mai faci?
GOOD MORNING
buna dimineata
I'M GOOD, AND YOU?
sunt bine si tu?
GOOD AFTERNOON
buna ziua
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
care e numele tău?
GOOD NIGHT
noapte buna
MY NAME IS…
numele meu este ...
WELCOME
bun venit []
NICE TO MEET YOU
încântat de cunoştinţă
GOODBYE
la revedere
DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?
vorbesti engleza?

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EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Romanian
Official Language(s) spoken in Romania
The emergency service numbers within Romania to call during an emergency
  • AMBULANCE - when someone is seriously ill or injured, and their life is at risk (emergency medical services and technical rescue)
  • POLICE - when you feel in danger, are in dangerous situations or have witnessed a crime (law enforcement, criminal investigation, and maintenance of public order)
  • FIRE RESCUE - when a fire occurs or where a person needs rescue (fire suppression, technical rescue, and hazardous materials mitigation)


Ambulance
AMBULANCE
ambulanță (romanian)

dial
112 / 911

Call Ambulance Service Now

Police
POLICE
politie (romanian)

dial
112 / 911

Call Police Now

Fire
FIRE
foc (romanian)

dial
112 / 911

Call Fire Service Now


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  USEFUL PHRASES | EMERGENCY

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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EMERGENCY
caz de urgență
HELP ME
ajuta-ma
WHERE IS THE NEAREST HOSPITAL?
unde este cel mai apropiat spital?
STOP
stop
WHERE IS THE NEAREST PHARMACY?
unde este cea mai apropiată farmacie?
HOSPITAL
spital
WHERE IS THE POLICE STATION?
unde este sectia de politie?
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USEFUL INFORMATION

TELEPHONE DIALLING CODE

40

INTERNET SUFFIX

.ro

CURRENCY

NAME:
Romanian New Leu
SYM:
lei
DIVISION:
100 bani

ELECTRICITY

VOLTS:
230
HERTZ:
50

ELECTRICAL PLUGS

NUMBER OF PLUG TYPES:
2
PLUGS USED:
Electricity Plug C Electricity Plug F

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CLIMATE

Bucharest

Weather information

Romania Climate Image
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
The average monthly temperatures are based on the recorded daily highs and lows for the given location
HIGH
The daily high temperatures are an average, based on the recorded high temperatures over many years
01| JAN
18.2°C | 64.7°F
02| FEB
18.1°C | 64.6°F
03| MAR
17.2°C | 62.9°F
04| APR
14.8°C | 58.6°F
05| MAY
13.4°C | 56.1°F
06| JUN
11.3°C | 52.4°F
07| JUL
10.5°C | 50.9°F
08| AUG
11.1°C | 52.0°F
09| SEP
12.1°C | 53.8°F
10| OCT
12.8°C | 55.1°F
11| NOV
14.2°C | 57.6°F
12| DEC
16.4°C | 61.5°F
LOW
The daily low temperatures are an average, based on the recorded lowest temperatures over many years
01| JAN
11.8°C | 53.3°F
02| FEB
11.6°C | 52.8°F
03| MAR
11.3°C | 52.4°F
04| APR
9.6°C | 49.2°F
05| MAY
8.3°C | 46.9°F
06| JUN
6.3°C | 43.4°F
07| JUL
5.7°C | 42.2°F
08| AUG
6.2°C | 43.2°F
09| SEP
6.8°C | 44.3°F
10| OCT
7.2°C | 44.9°F
11| NOV
8.1°C | 46.5°F
12| DEC
10.1°C | 50.1°F
SEASONS
Saisons (fr) | Jahreszeiten (de) | Estaciones (es) | Stagioni (it) | Seizoen (du) | Estação (pt)
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Spring SeasonSPRING
Printemps (fr) | Frühling (de) | Primavera (es) | Primavera (it) | Lente (du) | Primavera (pt)
March-May
Summer SeasonSUMMER
Été (fr) | Sommer (de) | Verano (es) | Estate (it) | Zomer (du) | Verão (pt)
June-August
Autumn SeasonAUTUMN
Automne (fr) | Herbst (de) | Otoño (es) | Autunno (it) | Herfst (du) | Outono (pt)
September-November
Winter SeasonWINTER
Hiver (fr) | Winter (de) | Invierno (es) | Inverno (it) | Winter (du) | Inverno (pt)
November-February
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  USEFUL PHRASES | INSTRUCTIONS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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INSTRUCTIONS
YES
da
EXCUSE ME
scuzati-ma
NO
nu
PLEASE
vă rog
NO, THANK YOU
nu, mulțumesc
SORRY
scuze
MAYBE
poate
THANK YOU
mulțumesc

TIMEZONE

LAST UPDATED:  Oct 11,2022

TIMEZONE

UTC+2 (Europe/Bucharest)

DST APPLIES

Yes
  DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME (DST)
2023
STARTS
Mar 26, 2023
ENDS
Oct 29, 2023
2024
STARTS
Mar 31, 2024
ENDS
Oct 27, 2024

DST ADJUSTMENT

Forward one hour

DST TIMEZONE

UTC+3 (Europe/Bucharest)

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TRAVEL RELATED

AIRPORT STATISTICS

TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRPORTS

17
TOTAL NUMBER OF HELIPORTS

0
TOTAL NUMBER OF SEAPLANE BASES

0

DRIVING

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DRIVE ON WHICH SIDE
Right
INTERNATIONAL DRIVING LICENCE REQUIRED
Recommended
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LOCAL AIRPORTS

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  USEFUL PHRASES | DIRECTIONS & GUIDANCE

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DIRECTIONS AND GUIDANCE
indicații și îndrumări
HOW DO I GET THERE?
cum ajung acolo?
HOW MUCH IS THAT?
cât de mult este asta?
HOW FAR IS IT?
cât de departe este?
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
acceptaţi carduri de credit?
WHERE IS THE BATHROOM?
unde este toaleta?
I'M NOT INTERESTED
nu sunt interesat
WHERE IS THE CLOSEST RESTAURANT?
unde este cel mai apropiat restaurant?
I DON'T UNDERSTAND
nu înțeleg
HOW MUCH DO I OWE YOU?
cât de mult îți datorez?

LGBTQIA+ RELATED

LGBTQIA+ Terms

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Lesbian Flag
Lesbian
lesbiană (romanian)
Gay Flag
Gay
homosexual (romanian)
Bisexual Flag
Bisexual
bisexuat (romanian)
Transgender Flag
Transgender
transsexuali (romanian)
Intersex Flag
Intersex
intersex (romanian)
Asexual Flag
Asexual
asexuat (romanian)
Questioning Flag
Questioning
întrebare (romanian)
Community Flag
Community
comunitate (romanian)
Gender Flag
Gender
în funcție de gen (romanian)
Sexuality Flag
Sexuality
legat de sexualitate (romanian)
Non-Bingary Flag
Non-Binary
non-binar (romanian)
Queer Flag
Queer
ciudat (romanian)
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