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Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea between Bulgaria and the Ukraine
Population: 23.2 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Bucharest
Comparative area: Slightly smaller than Oregon
Religions: Romanian Orthodox 70 percent, Roman Catholic 6 percent (of which 3 percent are Uniate), Protestant 6 percent, unaffiliated 18 percent
Landscape: Long string of mountains curves through northern and central Romania; fertile flatlands around the mountains; sandy beaches along east coast
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1914

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

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