Romanian Society for Sports MedicineThe 15th Balkan Sports Medicine Congress,
"Health through Physical Exercise,
Performance through Sports Medicine"
The XVIIIth Annual National Conference of Sports Medicine,
1-4 October 2008, Bucharest, Romania
Balkan Sports Medicine Association
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The Romanian Athenaeum
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welcome to Romania

This name was adopted in 1862, after the formation of the national state by the union of the two Romanian Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia in 1859.

State situated in SE Central Europe, north of the Balkan Peninsula, on the Lower Danube and bordering on the Black Sea. Romania lies between 43°37'07" and 48°15'06" Latitude North and 20°15'44" and 29°41'24" Longitude East. Parallel 45 (midway between the Equator and the North Pole) crosses Romania 70 km north of its capital and meridian 25 Longitude East (midway between the Atlantic coast and the Urals) runs 90 km west of Bucharest.

National Flag
Three equal vertical stripes red, yellow, and blue (near to the staff). In December 1989 the emblem on the yellow stripe was removed. The tricolour flag was adopted for the first time as national flag during the 1848 Revolution in Wallachia.

Area:  238,391 sq km (91,843 sq miles).

Population:  22,526,096 thounsand inhabitants in 1998

Form of Government:    Republic

National Day: December 1 was adopted as National Day in 1990, being the day of celebration of the Great Assembly of Alba Iulia which voted for the union of Transylvania with Romania and which symbolise the union of all Romanians within a single state and the achievement of the unity of Romanian national state.

1 and 2 January (The New Year), Easter Monday, May Day, 1 December, 25 and 26 December (Christmas).

Official LANGUAGE:
The Romanian language, which is the mother tongue of around 90% of the country's population. The easternmost representative of the family of Romance languages, Romanian descends directly from the Latin. The citizens belonging to ethnic minorities may freely use their mother tongue in schools, administration, justice, the media, culture.

The main foreign language used in Romania are: English, French, German. From the mid-19th century to the 1960s, the main foreign language used in Romania was French, to a certain extend, German.

Standard time:
East European zone lime (GMT + 2 hours). As of 1979, from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in September, Daylight Saving Time (GMT + 3 hours). Romania lies in the same time zone with the Republic of Moldova, Finland, Greece, Israel, Egypt and the Republic of South Africa.

1 leu (plural - lei) = 100 bani (singular ban). The dormestic convertibility of the leu was introduced in November 1991.

Internet domain countru code:   ro

Country code:  0040

Bucharest-Otopeni, Constanta-Mihail Kogalniceanu, Suceava, Arad, Timisoara (all for international traffic as well), Bacau, Baia Mare, Bucharest-Baneasa, Caransebes, Cluj, Craiova, Deva, Iasi, Oradea, Satu-Mare, Targu Mures, Tulcea.

All foreign visitors to the Romania must possess a passport valid at least the next 3 months.
VISA REQUIREMENTS : No visa required for EU states.
Information about visa requirements by Romanian Ministry of Foreign affairs can be found on:

Romania has diplomatic and consular relations with 164 states and is a member of UNO, IAEA, IBRD, FAO, IFAD, GATT, ICAO, ILO, IMO, WMO, WIPO, WHO, UNIDO, ITU, UNESCO, UPU. In 1993 Romania becomes EEC and EFTA associate member, and the 32nd Council of Europe member. On 26 January 1994 Romania was the first Eastern European state to sign in Brussels NATO's "Partnership for Peace". In 1st January 2007 Romania became EU member.

Bucharest  municipality (divided into 6 administrative districts) with a population of 2,032,000 (1998). Situated in the south of the country, in the Romanian Plain (alt 85 m), the city dates from the 14th century and is recorded in writing for the first time in 1459 as residence of Prince Vlad Tepes. Capital of Wallachia in the 17th-19th centuries, then of Romania since 1862.

Bucharest, the most popullous and most important town of Romania, the principal political, administrative, economic, financial, banking, educational, scientific and cultural centre of the country. Located in S-SE Romania, at an altitude of 60-90 m, on the Dâmbovita and Colentina rivers, at 44°25'50" Latitude North and 26°06'50" Longitude East, at about the same latitude as Belgrade, Geneva, Bordeaux, Minneapolis, and the same longitude as Helisinki and Johannesburg. The town has an area of 228 sq. km. and a population of 2,021,000 (on 01.01.1998), accounting for 9% of the total population and for 15% of the urban one. In terms of population size, Bucharest ranks third in the region after Athens and Istambul.
The climate is one of extremes, with hot summers (July average temperature, 23° C / 73° F) and cold winters (January average, -3° C / 27° F). Rainfall is low, averaging 585 mm (23 in) annually, and comes mainly in summer.
City code:: 021 (do not dial the 0 when dialing the country code 0040)

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  Regional menu changes weekly.

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