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map of Romania Romania

rO mA' nE uh, a republic in southeastern Europe

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Craiova
Craiova
is the sixth largest city in Romania, with an area of approximately 31 square miles and population of about 295,000. The city's importance in the history of Romania began with Wallachian Prince Mihai Viteazu, who served as the ban (military governor) of Craiova and achieved the first unification of the three Romanian principalities in 1600.
King Ferdinand
Ferdinand
Prince Ferdinand Viktor Albert Meinrad of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen became King of Romania upon the death of his uncle, Carol I. As king, he led Romania against the Central Powers in the latter years of World War I.
Carol I
Carol I
Prince Karl Eitel Friedrich was elected Prince of Romania in 1866, and served in that capacity until Romania gained its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1881, at which time he was crowned King Carol I. Although he did not speak the language and was initially unfamiliar with the customs of his people, he enjoyed immense popularity.
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