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Peles Castle, Romania
Peles Castle, Romania

Peles Castle

Peleș Castle is a Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia, in Prahova County, Romania, on an existing medieval route linking Transylvania and Wallachia.
Photo by Majkl Velner

ROMANIA

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ROMANIA

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    Capital:Bucharest

    Location:Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Ukraine

    Currency:lei (RON)

    Area:238,391 sq km

    Population:21,230,362 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:Romanian (official) 85.4%, Hungarian 6.3%, Romani 1.2%, other 1%, unspecified 6.1% (2011 est.)

    Religion:Eastern Orthodox (including all sub-denominations) 81.9%, Protestant (various denominations including Reformed and Pentecostal) 6.4%, Roman Catholic 4.3%, other (includes Muslim) 0.9%, none or atheist 0.2%, unspecified 6.3% (2011 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC+2

    Tel Code:+40

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