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Area  238,391 sq km
Population  21,457,116
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  • Romania joined the European Union, an economic and political union of European countries, on 1 January 2007.[1]

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  • Politician Viorica Dancila was named as the first female Prime Minister of Romania on 17 January 2018.

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  • Romania ranked tenth in the World Economic Forum's 2018 Inclusive Development Index's (IDI) list of emerging economies, an annual assessment of 103 countries’ economic performance that measures how countries perform on eleven dimensions of economic progress in addition to GDP.[2]

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  • Romania’s Alexandru Bratosin and Oana Roşca on 30 January 2017 were named as the winners at the Google's annual coding competition Google Code-in (GCI).[3]

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  • The Romanian film Child's Pose won the Golden Bear prize for best film at the 63rd Berlin film festival on 16 February 2013.[4]

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  • Dana Bunescu of Romania won the Silver Bear award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution for the editing in Ana, mon amour at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival on 18 February 2017.[5]

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  • Romanian film Touch Me Not won the Golden Bear award for Best Film at the 2018 Berlin film festival.[6]

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  • Romania has the fifth largest share of women holding managerial positions at 41 percent among the European Union countries, according to the report published on 6 March 2017 by Eurostat.[7]

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  • Romanian tennis star Simona Halep won the 2015 Indian Wells tennis tournament beating Serbian Jelena Jankovic 2-6 7-5 6-4 in the final.[8]

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  • Romania became member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), an intergovernmental military alliance, on March 29, 2004.[9]

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  • Romanian film Aferim won the Best Cinematography award at the 6th Beijing International Film Festival (BIFF) on 23 April 2016.
  • Romanian photographer Cosmin Bumbut won the 2015 Sony World Photography Award in the Architecture category for his pictures of matrimonial rooms in 35 jailhouses across Romania.[10]

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  • Romanian Florin Mergea and Indian Rohan Boppana won the 2015 Mutua Madrid Open tennis men's doubles title beating Polish Marcin Matkowski and Serbian Nenad Zimonjic in the final.[11]

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  • Romanian tennis player Simona Halep won the Madrid Open Women's title for the second consecutive year beating Kristina Mladenovic of France 7-5 6-7 (5) 6-2 in a thrilling marathon three-setter on 13 May 2017.[12]

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  • Ionut Alexandru Budisteanu, a 19-year-old from Romania, won the $75,000 Gordon E. Moore Award for using artificial intelligence to create a viable model for a low-cost, self-driving car at the 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.[13]

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  • Two Romanians, Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan, shared the best actress prize at the 65th Cannes Film Festival on 27 May 2012 for their roles as best friends, a nun and the victim of a deadly "exorcism", in Romanian drama film "Beyond the Hills".

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  • Romanian tennis star Simona Halep won the Women’s Singles title at the 2018 French Open with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory over Sloane Stephens at Roland Garros.[14]

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  • A new bridge linking Romania and Bulgaria across the Danube River was opened on 14 June 2013 with the hope that it will give an impulse to the economic development in the regions. This European Union-funded bridge over the Danube is the second crossing along their river border.[15]

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  • Ana Maria Branza of Romania won gold in the Women's Individual Epee - Fencing at the 2015 European Games.[16]

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  • Romanian tennis star Simona Halep won the 2019 Wimbledon women's singles title beating Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 in the final.

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  • At the 1976 Summer Olympics, Romanian gymnast Nadia Comăneci was awarded the perfect score of 10 in Olympic gymnastics. She was the first gymnast ever to be awarded a perfect score.

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  • Team ENTy of Romania took the top spot at the 2016 Microsoft Imagine Cup World Championship in Innovation category for their app to monitor balance and posture.[17]

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  • Alin George Moldoveanu of Romania won the men's 10-meter air rifle gold at the London Olympic on 30 July 2012. The gold marked the first for Romania in shooting since Sorin Babii won the men's 50-meter pistol at the 1988 Seoul Games.[18]

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  • Eduard Gutescu of Romania won the fifth prize at the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest for a photograph capturing white frost over Pestera village.[19]

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  • Romania won Women's Épée Team Fencing gold at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil.

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  • Romanian tennis star Simona Halep overcame U.S Open winner Sloane Stephens 7-6(8/6), 3-6, 6-4 to win the WTA Montreal crown on 12 August 2018.

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  • Romanian film director Ioana Uricaru won the Best Director award for her movie Lemonade at the 24th Sarajevo Film Festival on 16 August 2018.[20]

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  • The governments of Romania and Hungary on 19 August 2014 signed a framework agreement for opening 20 cross-border roads, strengthening traffic links with the entire European Union.[21]

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  • Cyclist Carol-Eduard Novak of Romania won gold in the men’s individual pursuit in the track cycling competition on 1 September 2012 at the London Paralympics.[22]

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  • The Romanian flag was raised in front of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, on 5 September 2016 for the first time, marking the country’s accession to Membership of the Organization.[23]

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  • Mariana Feraru of Romania was included in the BBC global list of 100 inspirational and innovative women for 2017 for showing courage to keep going despite becoming a wheelchair-user.

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  • Romania was elected as a council member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on 27 October 2014 for four years from the Eastern Europe & Northern Asia region. ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies.

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  • Tennis star Simona Halep of Romania won the Tournament of Champions on 3 November 2013, defeating Samantha Stosur of Australia 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 for her sixth career title.[24]

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  • Lad’s dances are a genre of men’s folk dance in Romania practised on festive occasions and as stage performances was added to the 2015 UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.[25]

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  • A 34 megawatt wind farm in Romania - The Agighiol Plant - commenced operation, as part of the country's growing interest in green energy, in 2010. Italy's biggest renewable energy company, Enel Green Power (EGP), started the wind farm, according to an announcement on 6 December 2010.[26]

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References


  1. http://europa.eu/about-eu/countries/index_en.htm
  2. http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Forum_IncGrwth_2018.pdf
  3. https://opensource.googleblog.com/2017/01/announcing-google-code-in-2016-winners.html
  4. http://www.berlinale.de/media/pdf_word/service_7/63_ifb/63_Berlinale_Awards.pdf
  5. https://www.berlinale.de/media/pdf_word/service_7/67_ifb_1/67_Berlinale_Awards.pdf
  6. https://www.berlinale.de/media/pdf_word/service_7/68_ifb/68_Berlinale_Awards.pdf
  7. http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/7896990/3-06032017-AP-EN.pdf/ba0b2ea3-f9ee-4561-8bb8-e6c803c24081
  8. http://www.bnpparibasopen.com/en/media-and-news/news/2015/03/22/halep-wins-biggest-title-of-her-career
  9. http://www.nato.int/docu/update/2004/03-march/e0329a.htm
  10. http://worldphoto.org/images/image-gallery/26915/
  11. http://www.madrid-open.com/en/noticias-tenis-masculino/mergea-y-bopanna-se-estrenan-en-madrid/
  12. http://www.madrid-open.com/en/mutua-news/halep-makes-history-in-madrid/
  13. http://www.societyforscience.org/document.doc?id=494
  14. https://www.rolandgarros.com/en-us/article/roland-garros-2018-simona-halep-beats-sloane-stephens-to-win-womens-singles-title
  15. http://news.yahoo.com/bridge-opens-between-bulgaria-romania-131549263.html
  16. http://www.baku2015.com/fencing/event/women-epee/match=few002101/index.html
  17. http://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2016/07/29/announcing-microsofts-imagine-cup-2016-world-champion/
  18. http://www.london2012.com/country/romania/medals.html
  19. http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/photo-contest-2015/gallery/winners-all/5
  20. https://www.sff.ba/en/news/10966
  21. http://www.nineoclock.ro/romania-hungary-sign-agreement-on-opening-cross-border-roads/
  22. http://www.london2012.com/paralympics/cycling-track/event/men-individual-c4-pursuit/index.html
  23. http://home.cern/about/updates/2016/09/romanias-flag-raised-cern
  24. http://www.wtatennis.com/news/article/3522390/title/halep-conquers-stosur-sofia
  25. http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/en/news/twenty-elements-added-to-the-representative-list-of-the-intangible-cultural-heritage-of-humanity-00162
  26. http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/12/06/us-enelgp-pomania-wind-idUSTRE6B52K220101206