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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

Europe

ROMANIA

Europe

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Capital: Bucharest

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

Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic

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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