poniedziałek, 9 września 2013

Romania is a country located at the intersection of Central and Southeastern Europe, bordering on the Black Sea. Romania shares a border with Hungary and Serbia to the west, Ukraine and Moldova to the northeast and east, and Bulgaria to the south. At 238,391 square kilometers, Romania is the eighth largest country of the European Union by area.

Did you know that:
 1. The archetypical vampire Count Dracula, created by Bram Stoker, was inspired by the pitiless Romanian general Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad the Impaler because one of his favorite ways of punishing people was by impaling them.
2. The scientist who discovered insulin was Nicolae Paulescu, a Romanian, who originally called it pancreine. Although two Canadian scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1923 for their study of insulin, Paulescu’s pioneering work in the field of diabetic medicine was duly accredited.
3. Romanian streets are known for being home to thousands of stray dogs. Annually, there is an estimated number of 9,000 people being bitten by these abandoned dogs.
4. The first ever perfect score of 10 in gymnastics was given to Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci. She bagged the score after her performance in a competition held in Montreal, Canada in 1976.
5. The Romanian Palace of Parliament in Bucharest is the second largest administrative center in the world, next only to the Pentagon in the United States.

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