Romania's natural landscape is almost evenly divided among mountains, hills and plains.
As for mountains, the medium-sized Carpathian's extend through the center of the country in a wide arc, and they are the source of several rivers.
The Transylvanian Alps, a range of the Carpathian's, divide central and southern Romania. The country's highest point, Mt. Moldoveanu, is located there. It stands at 2,544 m (8,346 ft)
Beyond the Carpathian foothills, the land slopes down into rolling hills and plains. The low-lying Romanian Plain, to the south of Craiova, extends east to the Black Sea.
The country's lowest land is found along the Danube Delta, an area of marshes, floating reed islands, and sandbanks.
Other rivers of note include the Arges, Dambovita, Ialomita, Jiu, Mures, Olt, Prut, Siret and Somes.
Numerous small lakes crisscross the country, some are of the mountain glacial variety. There are also a dozen, or so, reservoirs of size.
|Land Area||229,891 km2|
|Water Area||8,500 km2|
|Total Area||238,391km2 (#81)|
|Government Type||Semi-presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$441.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$22,300|