Romania, located on the Black Sea in Central and Southeastern Europe, is home to over 20 million people.
The official language is Romanian, which is linguistically similar to Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Romania is a semi-presidential republic where executive functions are held by both government and the president. The president is elected by popular vote for a maximum of two 5-year terms. The president appoints the prime minister, who in turn appoints the Council of Ministers
Over 90% of the population belongs to the Romanian Orthodox Church. Other religions include Roman Catholic, Jewish, Calvinist, Islamic, and atheist.
The leu is the currency of Romania.