Today's Romania is a republic since December 30, 1947.
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Anthem: Awaken, Romanian! (Deşteaptă-te, române!)
Capital: Bucharest (Romanian: Bucureşti, 44°25′N 26°06′E)
Official languages: Romanian (Română)
Population (July 2008 estimate): 22.246.862
Ethnic groups: 89.5% Romanians, 6.6% Hungarians, 2.5% Gypsies, 1.4% other minority groups
Religions: about 87% Orthodox Christians; the others are Catholics, Greco-Catholics, Protestants, Neo-Protestants, Muslims, Mosaics etc.
Administrative structure: 41 counties (judeţe) + the capital
UN accession: 1955
NATO accession: 2004
EU accession: 2007
Currency: Leu (RON)
Time zone: EET (UTC+2)
Internet TLD: .ro
Calling code: +40
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