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To serve the Church among the Slavic nations of the world by assisting it to become fully equipped to fulfil the great commission of Jesus Christ

Romania

Background

Soviet occupation following World War II led to the formation of a communist Peoples Republic in 1947 and the abdication of the king. The decades-long rule of President Nicolae CEAUSESCU became increasingly draconian through the 1980s. He was overthrown and executed in late 1989. Former communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the European Union on 1 January 2007.

Location

South-eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Ukraine Area 237,500 sq km

Land Boundaries

Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine

Natural Resources

Petroleum (reserves declining), timber, natural gas, coal, iron ore, salt, arable land, hydro power

Population

18 million [+6 million Romanian Diaspora] (2011 est.)

Ethnic Groups

Romanian 89.4%, Hungarian 7.1%, Roma 1.8%, German 0.5%, Ukrainian 0.3%, other 0.8%

Religions

Romanian Orthodox 87%, Roman Catholic 10%, Evangelicals 3% (2011 est.)

Languages

Romanian, Hungarian, German

Capital

Bucharest

Industries

Mining, timber, construction materials, metallurgy, chemicals, machine building, food processing, petroleum production and refining

Currency

1 lei (L) = 100 bani

Literature Ministry In Romania

Literature Ministry in Romania

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