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Romania is surrounded by Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Moldova. It also reaches the Black Sea in southeast. Romania is a membering country of the European Union, NATO and the Schengen Convention.
The capital of Romania, Bucharest is located in the southeastern part of the country on the banks of a Danube tributary river Dâmbovița. Famous sights in Bucharest are the Bucharest Museum of the Romanian Peasant, the Parliament Palace, the Patriarchal Cathedral etc. Besides the capital in Romania places worth visiting are the historical sights in Transylvania and the coastal cities at the Black Sea.
Romanian speciality dishes include grilled meatballs, meat wrapped in cabbage leaves, pork stew with garlic and onions and doughnuts made with cream and cheese.
The spine-chilling tale of Dracula was inspired by the 15 th century Romanian Count Vlad Dracul whose son was famous in wartime for impaling captured enemies. Less notorious Romanians include the writer Eugene Ionesco, the gymnast Nadia Comăneci and the composer George Enescu.