Romania is the 12th largest country in Europe, with a population of 21.5 million people.
Romania's latin heritage dates back to her days as a Roman province. Romania was united as a country and celebrates her unification (all the provinces: Walachia, Moldavia, and Transylvania) on December 1, 1918.
Romania spent forty years as a communist-block country until the iron curtain fell there December 25, 1989.
Romania was accepted into the European Union January 1, 2007. Romania is still in the process of rebuilding and trying to raise their economy and society to western European levels.