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Romania is a country in Southeast Europe bordered by Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. Parts of Romania formerly belonged to the Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman, and Russian empires. The official language is Romanian.[1]

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Romania has 41 counties (judet - singular, judete - plural) and 1 municipality

  • (municipiu). The word judet is usually seen in the form judeţul, which means "the district."
    • Alba
    • Arad
    • Arges
    • Bacau
    • Bihor
    • Bistrita-Nasaud
    • Botosani
    • Braila
    • Brasov
    • Bucuresti (Bucharest)*
    • Buzau
    • Calarasi
    • Caras-Severin
    • Cluj
    • Constanta
    • Covasna
    • Dimbovita
    • Dolj
    • Galati
    • Gorj
    • Giurgiu
    • Harghita
    • Hunedoara
    • Ialomita
    • Iasi
    • Ilfov
    • Maramures
    • Mehedinti
    • Mures
    • Neamt
    • Olt
    • Prahova
    • Salaj
    • Satu Mare
    • Sibiu
    • Suceava
    • Teleorman
    • Timis
    • Tulcea
    • Vaslui
    • Vilcea
    • Vrancea

    Historical Regions: Bukovina

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    1. Wikipedia contributors, "Romania," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 24 March 2016.