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a city in and the capital of Romania, in the S part.
a republic in SE Europe, bordering on the Black Sea. 91,699 sq. mi. (237,500 sq. km).
Capital: Bucharest.
a former principality in SE Europe: united with Moldavia (Moldova) to form Romania in 1861. 29,569 sq. mi. (76,585 sq. km).
Capital: Bucharest.
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the capital of Romania, in the southeast. Pop: 1 764 000 (2005 est) Romanian name Bucureşti
a variant spelling of Walachia
a republic in SE Europe, bordering on the Black Sea: united in 1861; became independent in 1878; Communist government set up in 1945; became a socialist republic in 1965; a more democratic regime was installed after a revolution in 1989; joined the EU in 2007. It consists chiefly of a great central arc of the Carpathian Mountains and Transylvanian Alps, with the plains of Walachia, Moldavia, and Dobriya on the south and east and the Pannonian Plain in the west Official language: Romanian. Religion: Romanian Orthodox (Christian) majority. Currency: leu. Capital: Bucharest Pop: 21 790 479 (2013 est). Area: 237 500 sq km (91 699 sq miles)
Bucharest [(booh-kuh-rest)]

Note: During World War II, Romania was allied to the Axis Powers but joined the Allies in 1944.

Note: Occupied by Soviet troops in 1944, Romania became a people’s republic on the model of the Soviet Union in 1947.

Note: A former Eastern Bloc country, Romania was ruled in the 1970s and 1980s by communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, who was overthrown and executed during a bloody revolution in 1989. (See collapse of communism.)


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