Romania (238,391 sqm or 91,843 sq miles) is located in the South-East of Central Europe, in the North of Balcans, with a population of almost 21,5 millions people. The Romanian teritory is crossed by the Danube(the 2nd longest river in Europe-2860km). The river has a 1075km length across our country and has a 193,5 km coast area near the Black Sea. On the Romanian teritory, the Danube drains into the Black Sea through its three branches: Chilia, Sulina and Sf Gheorghe this resulting in the Danube delta. This delta has been declared a world patrimony by UNESCO. The Carpahians form an incomplete ring in the center and the north of the country, offering its visitors charming scenary.
The Romanian capital-Bucarest has a 238sqm surface(0,85 of Romania’s surface); 71% represents only the built area in Bucarest; has a total of 1,93 millions of inhabitants.
Founded in 1459 by Vlad the Impaler(also-known as Vlad Dracul), the city’s name comes from the shepherd named Bucur, derived from the word “joy”. The city is located in the South-East area of Romania in Campia Romana and Dambovita and Colentina are the rivers flowing in this area. The Colentina river forms a necklace of lakes out of which the most important ones have a surface of almost 43, 5 Ha. The most well-known lakes in the city are surrounded by Cismigiu, Herastrau, Tineretului, Pantelimon parks.
In Bucharest there are 50 museums such as The National Museum of Art, The Art and History Museum, The Romania’s Peasent Museum, The National Museum if Natural History Grigore Antipa, The National Military Museum, Cotroceni Museun, etc; some of which are located in palaces with an exquisite arhitecture (The Royal Palace, Sutu Palace), themselves being national treasures
There are 29 theatres and musical institutions in Bucharest (The Opera, philharmonics and symphonic orchestras, musicals and variety shows, folk theatre), four national libraries, state circus.
The buldings that lodge the famous universities in Bucharest have also a remarkable arhitecture.
One the most important sightseeing spot of the city is located in the central area and is called Curtea Veche (the former Voievodal Palace)
Bucharest is also called The Small Paris due to its arhitecture that makes it one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. We can see significant and beautiful buildings all around the town.: Cercul Militar, National Bank, CEC-ul, Astronomic Institute, The Astronomic's Institute Library, The Triumphal Arch , Continental Hotel, churches, the old Palace of the Parliament.
Nowdays, many office buldings, hotels and most of the old important buildings have been restored. Out of the "communist" buldings the most impressive one is the Palace of the Parliament
There are many interesting areas around Bucharest: Mogosoaia, Otopeni, Pipera, Tunari, Stefanesti, Voluntari, Popesti Leordeni, Cernica, Berceni, Jilava, Domnesti, Rosu, Chiajna, Chitila. These areas have developed in the past 15 years through the vasteness of their land offers; residencial, industrial, logistics and commercial parks have appeared.
The above areas benefit of the same utilities as Bucharest and are 15 km's distance from the city.
In Mogosoaia, close to The Mogosoaia Lake, we can find The Brancovenesc Palace surounded by the park. Close to Bucharest we can find the natural reservation Snagov Forests, with a total surface of over 100 ha and the Snagov lake with a surface of 10 ha, being as well under the state's protection. Caldarusani, Buftea, Buciumeni, Pantelimon and Cernica are also areas where lakes and woods cover an important surface(almost 5.500 ha of water). Bucharest has also a vast botanical garden and a zoo.
The most beautiful and expensive areas of the city are: Primaverii, Aviatorilor, Zona Capitale, Dorobanti, Cotroceni, Universitate.
In these areas most buildings are old ones with an exquisite arhitecture.
The investors have proven a great interest in making business in outskirts of the town where the large areas of land are a good business for the moment.