Travel Alert Status
Level 4: Do Not Travel
UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Romania has a continental climate, particularly in the Old Kingdom (east and south of the Carpathians). A long, and occasionally harsh, winter (December-March), a hot summer (May-August), and a prolonged autumn (September-November) are the principal seasons. The average daily minimum temperature for Bucharest (February) is 28.6ºF, and the average daily maximum (August) is 95ºF. Rainfall, heaviest from April through July, averages 5 inches in June.
The Germans and Hungarians speak their native ethnic tongues. The Roma speak Romany.
Romanian (official), Hungarian, German
Romanian 89.5%, Hungarian 6.6%, Roma 2.5%, Ukrainian 0.3%, German 0.3%, Russian 0.2%, Turkish 0.2%, other 0.4%
Unification Day (of Romania and Transylvania), 1 December (1918)
46 00 N, 25 00 E
Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Ukraine