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Introducing Romania

Romania is a central European country known for the forested region of Transylvania, preserved medieval towns such as Sighişoara and many fortified churches and castles, notably clifftop Bran Castle, long associated with the Dracula legend. The area is ringed by the Carpathian Mountains, which are…


Introducing Germany

Germany is a Western European country with a terrain of vast forests, rivers and mountain ranges, and 2 millennia of history.  With 80.7 million inhabitants, Germany is the most populous state in the European Union. The country covers an area of 357 000 square kilometers….


Introducing Portugal

Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. Its ocean side location influences many aspects of its culture – salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, the Algarve’s beaches are a major tourist destination and much…


Introducing France

France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean – it covers 640,679 square kilometers and has a population of 66.6 million. The largest country of the European Union, located in Western…


Introducing Sweden

Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. Sweden borders Norway and Finland, and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. The country has a population of about 9.7 million, living on 450 300 square kilometers. About 85% of the population lives…