Romania's Topography, Nature & Climate

Romania can be divided into several cultural-historical landscapes, as there are the Bukovina & Moldavia (not to be confused with the →Republic of Moldova) in the north-east, Maramureş in the north-west, Banat in the west, Wallachia in the south, Dobruja in the southeast and finally the famous Transylvania (aka Siebenbürgen) in the centre of the country. The Carpathian mountain range looms from the north into the country like a huge hook. The highest peak of the country is 2,543 metres high Moldoveanu right in the centre of the country.

Especially Transylvania is dominated by more or less high mountains. The rest of the country mainly consists of rolling hills or large plains. The Dobruja (the Northern Dobruja, to be exactly - the Southern part belongs to →Bulgaria) features the Danube delta with countless river arms, forming one of the last natural river reserves in Europe (although there was a lot of damage done, too).

Soaking in the Black Sea, climbing in Transylvania, hiking in Maramures or the Bukovina - there's plenty to do in Romania. Wide parts of the country are sparsely populated, and in some areas nothing seemed to have changed over the centuries. A perfect place to experience "Ye Olde Europe".

In wide parts of the country, the climate is rather continental. It can become quite hot in summer and very cold in winter - with lots of snow in winter. Naturally, the weather in the mountains is often unpredictable, with snow even in June and more rain than in the rest of the country.




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