• Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Neolithic peoples with links to Anatolia settled from 5000 BC at Lake Golovita, close to Romania’s Black Sea coast. The subsequent Boian culture spread across the lower Danube valley by 3500 BC. Later, Indo European peoples, collectively known as the Thracians, entered the Carpathian-Balkan region. The Dacii (or Getae to the Greeks, who had established colonies on the western Black Sea coast by the 7th century BC) occupied much of present-day Romania. Dacian power grew under King Burebista (82-44 BC), attracting Roman attention. In AD 106 the Roman emperor Trajan succeeded in making the kingdom a frontier province.


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Further reading

  1. Comisia Nationala pentru Statistica. Anuarul Statistic al României/ Romanian Statistical Yearbook. Annual.—Revista de Statistica. MonthlyGoogle Scholar
  2. Carey, Henry F., Romania since 1989: Politics, Economics and Society. 2004Google Scholar
  3. Gallagher, T., Romania after Ceausescu; the Politics of Intolerance. 1995Google Scholar
  4. Phinnemore, David, (ed.) The EU and Romania: Accession and Beyond. 2006Google Scholar
  5. National Statistical Office: Comisia Nationala pentru Statistica, 16 Libertatii Ave., sector 5, Bucharest.Google Scholar

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