Romania with cities on the world map in Russian, visa for Russians
For Russian tourists, Romania on the world map, in many ways, remains Terra Incognita (Unknown land). Usually knowledge about the country is limited to Dracula and the "land of vampires", Transylvania.
At the same time, Romania is one of the most interesting in terms of tourism countries of Eastern Europe and the former Transylvania, is unique in the history and culture of the region, and other historical region of Romania are worth a visit.
Romania on the Atlas of the world and Europe
Romania is a fairly large European member state in the European Union and NATO.
In Romania, a very popular skiing. Read here about the best mountain resorts in the country.
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Where and with whom borders?
Romania is located on the South-East of the European continent to the North of the Balkan Peninsula on the Black sea coast.
With what countries it borders Romania:
- Ukraine on the East and North;
- Moldova in the northeast;
- Hungary in the Northwest;
- Serbia in the West;
- Bulgaria in the South.
Romania is in the zone of continental climate of temperate latitudes, in the South-East on the coast of the Black sea — the marine climate of temperate latitudes.
In Romania expressed all 4 seasons with relatively cold winters and hot summers.
The average temperature in January is from -1.5°C in Bucharest and is -3.5°C in the Carpathians, up to 0.5 °C in Constanta on the Black sea coast. In summer months the temperature in the interior is higher than on the coast. The average July temperature in Bucharest +22,3°C, in Constanta — +22°C.
The greatest quantity of precipitation falls in the mountainous areas, the smallest — on the sea shore in the Danube Delta. Most of the annual precipitation falls in the summer months.
Beach holidays in the summer are also not alien to Romania, the beautiful black sea beaches are always ready to receive tourists. Lowest prices on accommodation in local hotels and food in cafes and restaurants attract tourists to the country from Western Europe. Russians to visit Romania is a little more complicated, but also not be easy.
How to get out of Russia?
In Romania can be reached in several ways, the easiest of which is air transport. Direct flights connect the capitals of Moscow and Bucharest daily in the summer season and on some days in winter. Flight time is just under 3 hours.
Who does not know famous vampire, Count Dracula? According to legend, he lived in Romania and one of the beautiful castles of this country was his home. Read about the most famous castles in Romania here.
In order to get from other cities of Russia to Romania, you will have to use transfers. The Bucharest Otopeni airport is 15 kilometers from the city. In order to reach other international airports of Romania (in Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca, Bacau, Sibiu, Iasi and Suceava), have to take connecting flights at European airports.
A plane ticket to book using this search form. Enter the city of departure and arrival, the date and the number of passengers.
In Romania and can be reached via train. Train "Moscow — Varna and Moscow — Sofia" pass through the territory of Romania and in Bucharest. These compounds are formed and go mostly during the summer season. Journey time to Bucharest is about one and a half days.
In order to reach Romania by bus, you have to first get to Moldova or Ukraine, and then take the bus to Bucharest or other Romanian cities.
The most unusual, but at the same time are quite affordable way to get to Romania is to make self drive in a car. The distance from Moscow to Bucharest at theroads will be slightly less than 2 thousand kilometers. Crossing the border can be made or in the Transcarpathian, Chernivtsi regions of Ukraine or across the border points of Moldova.
The time zone of Romania is UTC+2 in winter, UTC+3 summer time. Time difference between Moscow and Bucharest is 1 hour in winter, summer time is the same.
Country map with regions and cities in Russian
The population of Romania is just under 20 million. The area of the country reaches 238 thousand km2.
Romania is divided into 8 regions of development with roughly the same population (about 2.8 million people), in turn divided into smaller administrative units (County). For Russian tourists more familiar names of historical regions of the country, which are often used in Romania in everyday life:
- Wallachia in the South, includes the region of Muntenia and Oltenia;
- North Dobrogea;
- Western Moldova;
- Southern Bucovina;
- South Maramures;
- Transylvania is the most famous historical region of Romania, located in the North-West of the country, 20% of the population of Transylvania are Hungarian.
Read this article about the attractions of the cities of Romania - Bucharest, Sinaia, Timisoara and others.
The largest city of Romania, is the country's capital Bucharest. The population of Bucharest is just under 1 million 900 thousand people. Other cities of Romania are considerably inferior in population, Bucharest. More than 300 thousand population are:
Other important cultural-historical point of view.
- Constanta is the main port and resort town on the Black sea;
- Galaţi is a port on the Danube.
Before world war II, Sibiu (140 thousand inhabitants) and Brasov (230 thousand) were the main centers of settlement of the Transylvanian Saxons — the Lutherans of German origin, settled in the part of the historical region of Transylvania in the XII-XVII centuries.
In these cities preserved the unique historic architecture and cultural facilities, built by the German colonists.
The entrance to the Russians
Despite the fact that Romania is not part of the Schengen visa agreement rules of visiting Romania do not differ from the rules of travel to the Schengen countries.
Do I need a visa - Schengen or not?
To visit Romania or transit through the territory of the country citizens of Russia is required to issue a national visa.
To visit Romania not only on a national Romanian visa, but in the presence of a Schengen visa. The reverse situation is impossible to go to other European countries at the Romanian visa will not work, because Romania is not part of the Schengen area. Romania and Bulgaria should join the Schengen area, but the date of entry into the zone are not yet defined.
Also in Romania can enter the country with a Bulgarian visa open and visa of Cyprus , and Croatia.
See also our article, which countries belong to the Schengen area and what are the nuances of registration of such visa.
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How to get the document?
In order to obtain a visa, you need to contact the Romanian Embassy in Moscow or the Romanian Consulate. When handling is required to provide certain documents:
- Completed visa application form;
- Color photo 3x4 cm;
- A copy of the pages of the domestic passport;
- A certificate from the place of work or study;
- Confirmation of booking the hotel and tickets (air/railway);
- Confirmation of financial solvency (not less than 500 Euro for the trip);
- Health insurance.
The term of consideration of the application and issuance of visa is 7 days.
The validity of short-term tourist visa — 90 days. Service charge — 35 Euro.
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