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Bucharest is the capital municipality, cultural, industrial, and financial centre of Romania. It is the largest city in Romania, located in the southeast of the country, at 44°25'57" N 26°06'14" E, and lies on the banks of the Dambovita River. Economically, Bucharest is the most prosperous city in Romania and is one of the main industrial centres and transportation hubs of Eastern Europe. The city has a broad range of convention facilities, educational facilities, cultural venues, shopping arcades, and recreational areas.
The city proper is administratively known as the Municipality of Bucharest (Municipiul Bucuresti), and has the same administrative level as a county, being further subdivided into six sectors.
Bucharest has a diverse and growing cultural scene, with cultural life exhibited in a number of various fields, including the visual arts, performing arts and nightlife. Unlike other parts of Romania, such as the Black Sea coast or Transylvania, Bucharest's cultural scene is much more eclectic, without a defined style, and instead incorporates various elements of Romanian and international culture. Bucharest has an eclectic mixture of elements from traditionally Romanian buildings to buildings that are influenced by French architects. It is because of this French influence that Bucharest was once called "the Paris of the East" or "Little Paris."
Romania is situated between latitudes 43°37'07" and 48°15'06" North and longitudes 20°15'44" and 29°41'24" East.
Romania is situated in the southeastern part of Central Europe and shares borders with Hungary to the northwest, Serbia to the southwest, Bulgaria to the south, the Black Sea to the southeast, Ukraine to the east and to the north and the Republic of Moldova to the east.
Romania has a climate that is transitional between temperate and continental, with four distinct seasons. Spring is pleasant with cool mornings and nights and warm days. Summers are generally very warm to hot. Autumn is dry and cool, with fields and trees producing colorful foliage. Winters can be cold in the mountains.
Romanian is the official language of Romania. Communicating in English in large towns in cities should not be a problem. Historically, French was the predominant foreign language spoken in Romania, but English has since superseded it. Consequently, Romanian English-speakers tend to be younger than Romanian French-speakers. Romania is, however, a full member of La Francophonie, and hosted the Francophonie Summit in 2006. German and French can also be useful in large towns in cities. Hungarian is used in cities like Targu-Mures, Oradea, Miercurea Ciuc, Cluj-Napoca.
The head of state is the President who is elected by universal suffrage, every five years. The Head of Government is the Prime Minister who is nominated by the President. Romania is a NATO member and has joined the European Union on January 1, 2007.
*The Palace of Parliament, located in Bucharest, ranks as the biggest office building in Europe and second-largest in the world, after the U.S. Pentagon;
*The Romanian city of Timisoara was the first in Europe to have electric street-lighting;
*Romania features the youngest continental land (Danube Delta) in Europe;
*The movie Cold Mountain was filmed on location in Romania;
*Nadia Camaneci got the first 10 in the history of gymnastics in Montreal in 1976.