ROMANIA

By: Kamryn Bolden

Introduction

After reading this presentation I hope you all will learn more about Romania's government, language, religion, cultures, geography , holidays/festivals, and much more on their daily life.

Geography and Travel

Major cities include Bucharest, Isai, Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, and Craiova. Some of the landforms are the Carpathian Mounts., Transylvanian Alps., the Danube River,Arges, Dambovita, Ialomita, Jiu, Mures, Olt, Prut, Siret and Somes rivers.Summers are generally very warm to hot, with average maxima in Bucharest being around 29 °C (84.2 °F) and winters are quite cold, with average highs even in lower-lying areas being no more than 3 °C (37.4 °F) and below −15 °C (5 °F) in the highest mountains. The temperature ranges depending on what time of the year it is. Precipitation is about 30 inches per year. Most people live in Bucharest because of the beautiful and historical buildings. Their cafes and food seem to attract lots of tourists. The ways getting in and out the country is by plane, bus, train ,taxi, subway, and cars.

Government and Foreign Policy

Romania has a republic government. Klaus Iohannis is the leader of Romania. The Parliament of Romania is considered the lawmaking body or the legislature branch of Romania. Romania is considered a limited because they can elect their own president. The rights are very much different because in Romania the minimum for tobacco use is 18 and driving is 18 , but in the USA the tobacco use is 21 and the driving age is 16. The only same part is the employment age at 14-16 years of age. Comparing and Contrasting Romania to the United States. The people in the US seem to live longer than the people in Romania. The language and religion are very different. If you were to live in Romania then you will have less health care and electricity. Romania is part of the United Nations.

Economy

The currency that Romania uses is called Romanian Ieu. Lets say if you live in the USA and you decide to go to Romania. If you have 1 dollar then that is counted as 4 dollars in Romania. So every dollar in the US is equal to 4 dollars in Romania. Products that are exported and imported include machinery, industrial production, chemicals , raw materials, mineral fuels, steel and food and beverages. The GDP per capita is 9,996.21. The United States are considered wealthier than Romania because citizens make more money than the citizens in Romania. The United States get more electricity and more clean water.The United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. There is also a lot of poverty going on in both of these countries.
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Social and Ethnic Groups

In Romania schooling starts at age 7. All children have equal rights depending on whether you were born in Romania or not. Women rights are the same as men/ their spouses. Also women workforces are protected. The literacy rate is 98.8%. Mostly all the people of Romania go to school and are well educated. The ethnic groups include Romanian 83.4%, Hungarian 6.1%, Roma 3.1%, Ukrainian 0.3%, German 0.2%, other 0.7%, and unspecified 6.1%. The major ethnic group is Romanian. Hungary and Romania have a dispute over ethnicity.

Religion, Language,and Country Flag

The mostly spoken languages in Romania is Romanian. The religion is Eastern Orthodox. The colors on the flag represent Blue= Liberty, Yellow= Justice and Red= Fraternity. The flag was adopted December 27, 1989.
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Life in Romania

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Holidays and Festivals

Some of the holidays and festivals include The Traditional Crafts Fair, Bucharest of Old, Medieval Days, The Maidens' Fair, Romania's Folk Art, Sambra Oilor, Wine Making, Halloween in Transylvania, and Christmas Traditions and Markets. The one I will be focusing on is the Romania's Folk Art Festival. Initiation in folk art creation (pottery molding, textile embroidering, woodcarving and more) offered, for free, by preeminent folk artists to those interested in traditional crafts.

Clothing

Romanian people are quite elegant people. Because of the French influence, Romanian women wear dresses and skirts- because they are feminine and they don't buy the feminism ideas from other countries. Many people wear casual clothing like blue jeans, but still with elegant and stylish blouses or t-shirts. Yet some people still like to wear traditional clothes on certain days.

Food

Traditional Romanian dishes can be delicious. The best known of these is sarmale – pickled cabbage stuffed with rice, meat and herbs, usually served with sour cream – and tochitură moldovenească, a pork stew, with cheese, mămăligă (polenta) and a fried egg on top

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/sliced-steak-with-herbs-recipe.html and http://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipes/sarma-stuffed-cabbage-rolls

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Conclusions

I hope that you all enjoyed this presentation. Hopefully it helped you in any way shape or form. I really do hope you learned a lot about Romania.