Romania (RO)

A republic in southeastern Europe bounded on the north by Ukraine, on the east by Moldova and the Black Sea, on the south by Bulgaria, and on the west by Yugoslavia and Hungary. It has an area of 91,700 square miles (237,500 square kilometers) and a population (1994) of 23.2 million. About 85 percent of the people are Romanian; as for the remainder, about 9 percent are Hungarians, about 2 percent are Germans (both groups being concentrated in Transylvania), and about 1 percent are Jews. In addition, there are small groups of Ruthenians (Ukrainians), Yugoslavs, Russians, Tatars, Turks, and Bulgarians. The language of the country is Romanian, which is based on the Latin, with a small Slavonic influence. The religion of the people is predominantly Romanian Orthodox. Of the other religious gro...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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