Romania

bună ziua! (Hello!)
LA REVEDERE! (Bye!)
Land area
237,500 km2
Population
21.2 million
Currency
Romanian leu [RON]

The Republic of Romania lies in south-eastern Europe, at the geographic centre of the continent. The Carpathian Mountains run through the country in a large arc. The Danube forms a natural boundary to Bulgaria and Serbia in the south and south-east. Romania joined the European Union in 2007 and is home to some 21 million people. The export sector is one of the main drivers of growth in the country along with agriculture, an industry in which one-third of the Romanian population is employed. Major challenges include the ongoing reform of the public administration and the task of closing the gap between the quickly developing cities and the low-income rural regions. Romania’s retail landscape is characterised by a low density of companies. In contrast to countries such as Poland and Hungary, where national retail companies play an important role, the Romanian market is dominated by Western European retailers that have increasingly established a foothold in the country since 2007.

Travel tips

Restaurant tip

Restaurant Mama Leone

Str. Povernei 22
Bucharest

Google Maps

www.mammaleone.ro

Restaurant tip

Casa Iurca de Càlinești

Str. Dragos Voda 14
Sighetu Marmatiei 435500

Google Maps

www.casaiurca.ro

Trader tip

LaDoiPasi

Str. Sănătăţii 9
Turceni 217520

Google Maps

Trader tip

Camelor Exim SRL
Bacania Lory

Str. Aprodul Purice 9
Bacău 600408

Google Maps

Trader tip

Minimarket Ideal Blue

Str. Macului 11
Cluj Napoca 400000

Google Maps

Trader tip

Bruderkraft Com

Str. Ardealului 3, Frame B
Caransebeș 325400

Hotel tip

Arena Regia Hotel & Spa

Marina Regia Residence
Mamaia Nord-Navodari
B-dul Mamaia Nord 77
Constanta 905700

Google Maps

www.marinaregia.com

Hotel tip

Hotel Sonnenhof

Blvd. Sofia Vicoveanca 68
Suceava

Google Maps

www.hotelsonnenhof.ro

Hotel tip

Hotel Moxa

129 Calea Victoriei
Ecke Strada Mihail Moxa 4
010961 Bucharest

Google Maps

www.hotelmoxa.com

This charming boutique hotel in the heart of Bucharest offers tastefully appointed rooms and a large garden with a terrace.

This charming boutique hotel in the heart of Bucharest offers tastefully appointed rooms and a large garden with a terrace.

Etiquette

When visiting someone’s home, guests should ask the host whether they should leave their shoes at the door. When Romanians offer their guests food or drinks and the guests kindly decline these, the host will often repeatedly insist as a gesture of hospitality.

Facts & figures

METRO Cash & Carry Romania

Market entry
1996
Head Office
Bucharest
Number of wholesale stores
32
Number of employees
4,931