Romania facts Selected as the most interesting among Europe related questions in Europe quiz In which European country, the most common surname comes from the word "priest"?In Romania. Such occupational surname could have been passed to next generations only in areas dominated by the Orthodox church, where priests are allowed to marry and have children. Popescu is the most common surname in Romania.Created by: globalquiz.orgsurnames facts » Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia (1431–1476) known as Dracula, was posthumously dubbed Vlad the Impaler. Who were his victims?Turks. For most of his life, Vlad fought the Ottomans, who considered Wallachia as part of their empire. According to (most likely exaggerated) popular story, in 1462 Mehmed II retreated with his army after being sickened by the sight of 20,000 impaled corpses outside the Vlad's capital of Târgoviște.Created by: KasiaOttoman Empire facts » What was the only country one in Europe to violently overthrow its communist regime?Romania. Ceaușescu’s regime collapsed after he ordered his security forces to fire on antigovernment demonstrators in the city of Timișoara on December 17, 1989. The demonstrations spread to Bucharest. Ceaușescu fled the capital in a helicopter but was captured by the armed forces. Three days later he got executed after a brief trial.Created by: globalquiz.orgcommunism facts » Which European capital was hit by a major earthquake in 1977?Bucharest. At 21:22, on the evening of March 4, 1977, Bucharest was hit by an earthquake measuring a whopping 7.3 on the Richter scale. The city center suffered significant damage and many historic buildings were destroyed. The earthquake killed about 1,578 people in Romania (1,424 in Bucharest), and wounded more than 11,300.Created by: Monica Stillernatural disasters facts » Which language is a romance language (which descended from vulgar Latin)? Romanian. The Roman Empire withdrew from Dacia in AD 271-5, leaving it to the Goths. The history of the language between the 3rd century and the 10th century, when the area came under the influence of the Byzantine Empire, is unknown. Created by: Hitter smasherMediterranean facts » Where is Transylvania?In Romania. Transylvania is often associated with vampires due to Bram Stoker's novel Dracula and its film adaptations. Some aspects of Count Dracula fictional character have been inspired by the 15th century prince Vlad III the Impaler.Created by: Monica Stillervampires facts » Play Europe quiz and see all the questions.