Thanks to its beautiful locations, experienced crew and high standard equipment, but also due to its attractive production costs, Romania is one of the favorite locations chosen by foreign directors and producers. The exquisite landscapes are assured by Romania’s location in Europe, in the north of the Balkan Peninsula and on the western shores of the Black Sea. The great natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage can be discovered with every of the four regions of the country.
Muntenia is the south Romanian region, known for its hot summers and mild winters. Mainly a large plain, the area is bordered by the Danube river in the south and Carpathian mountains at north. Bucharest, the country’s capital and one of the most culturally vibrant European cities, is to be found here. Due to its impressive architectural mix of old and new, but also because of the film studios located in its outskirts, Bucharest has often been chosen as shooting location for international productions.
The most famous of them all, Transylvania is the land of medieval castles and towns, traditional German villages, wooden churches, deep dark forests and snowy peaks. The architecture of towns like Sighișoara, Sibiu or Brașov fits perfectly in every scene or setting, being able to simultaneously illustrate a historic moment or an elegant urban picture.
Certainly one of the most specific inspiring in Romania, Moldavia is a mild blend of historical cities, medieval fortresses and traditional, painted monasteries, tucked away between picturesque rolling hills. The region is flanked in the west by woody mountains and has fertile plains in the southeast.
This particular region, located at the seaside, is marked by the presence of ancient Greek and Roman cities’ ruins, within the unspoiled natural landscapes of Danube Delta and Black Sea lagoons. Much of the region consists of Biosphere Reservations and UNESCO World Heritage sites, real wonders of the contemporary world. Also here is the home for seven different nations living together since ever, hence the cultural mix is truly diverse and unique.
- Romania has a population of 21.316.420 inhabitants (2012), all very friendly, almost all of speaking English.
- The total area is 238,391 km², out of which 23,700 km² represent lots of beautiful landscapes, perfect for your productions.
- Romania is a Republic and a member of the European Union and the United Nations.
- The capital is Bucharest with a population of 1,883,425 (2012) people, you will see them all in the rush hours.
- The currency of Romania is Romanian LEU (plural LEI), preferable to have “plural”in your pockets.
- Time zone: UTC+2, we wake up 7 hours earlier than New York.
- The climate is temperate and continental, with four distinct seasons. Yes, we have them all!
- Ethnic groups: 89% Romanian, 7% Hungarian, 3% Roma, 1% other minorities in a perfect communion.
- Religions: 87% Christian Orthodox , 5% Roman Catholic, 5% Reformed, 3% other.
- Telecommunications and Internet services: these services include national coverage for landline and mobile phones with very good Internet connection speed. 4G technologies are available in all major cities. The major cities are covered with free Wi-Fi access in the major points of interests. The most popular mobile operators available in Romania are Orange, Vodafone and Telekom. Recently, Romania has been ranked as one of the best countries in the world in terms of communication infrastructure. And some of it is free of charge!
- Emergency phone number: 112, same as in the Europe Union.
- Infrastructure, complex, on earth, air or water :
- Bucharest – Henri Coandã and Aurel Vlaicu, Constanta – Mihail Kogalniceanu, Timisoara – Traian Vuia, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi, Craiova, Arad, Bacau, Baia Mare, Oradea, Satu Mare, Sibiu, Targu Mures, Suceava and Tulcea.
- Constanta, Mangalia, Sulina, Galati, Braila, Giurgiu – on the Black Sea or Danube River.
- over 14,500 national roads, including highways, and over 58,000 country roads