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Pronunciation: /rə(ʊ)ˈmeɪnɪə/
(also Rumania)
A country in SE Europe with a coastline on the Black Sea; population 22,215,400 (est. 2009); official language, Romanian; capital, Bucharest.

In the Middle Ages the area consisted of the principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia, which were swallowed up by the Ottoman Empire in the 15th-16th centuries. The two principalities gained independence in 1878. After the Second World War, in which it supported Germany, Romania became a Communist state under Soviet domination. After 1974 the country pursued an increasingly independent course under the virtual dictatorship of Nicolae Ceauşescu. His regime collapsed in violent popular unrest in 1989 and a new democratic constitution was introduced. Romania joined the EU in 2007

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