Below you can find the December 2016 Update of the URCNA mission work in Romania.
• Romania, with a population of 20 million people, is the 7th largest of the 28 countries of the European Union.
• Bucharest (2 million people) is the capital of Romania and the 6th largest city of the European Union.
• The ancestry of the Romanian people can be traced back to the Latinized Thracian population living in the Roman Empire, North of the Danube.
• Romanian language is one of the five Neo-Latin languages (together with French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese).
• After 40 years of communist dictatorship, Romania became a democracy in 1990, joining NATO in 2004 and the European Union in 2007.
• The social, cultural and economic life of Romania still bears the scars of four decades of communism.
• Most of the Romanian population is member of the Romanian Orthodox church. Out of the 2 million people that live in Bucharest, 97% are Eastern Orthodox.
• The historic Romanian Reformed denomination that was born during the Protestant Reformation died out almost two centuries ago, leaving the Romanian people without confessional Reformed witness.