About Romania

Country, culture, and people

Authentic, natural and dynamic are the words that best capture the essence of Romania, a country rich in history, arts, and picturesque landscapes. (Picture: The inside of Sihastria Monastery, renown for pilgrimages)

Foreign visitors consider Romanians among the friendliest and most hospitable people on Earth.

Most Romanians living in towns and cities are able to speak English in addition to Romanian. In smaller villages, only younger people and children usually speak foreign languages.

Romania is known for Dracula’s legend, which in reality was Vlad the Impaler, the country’s feared ruler. (Picture: The Bran Castle – Known as being Dracula’s main home)

During the time when Romania was a communist country, to reach the nation’s young people, communist leaders operated camps around the country for many weeks each summer. These camps were a key factor in the communist leadership’s ability to turn the entire nation to communism within less than a generation.