|Other||Hungarian, German, Bulgarian, Romani|
|State Religion:||Vulpine paganism, Eastern Orthodoxism|
|Other Religion(s):||Roman Catholicism, Judaism|
|Chief of state:||Traian Băsescu|
The Kingdom of Romania emerged when the principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia were united under Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza in 1859 under the Hohenzollern monarchy. The independence from the Ottoman Empire was declared on May 9, 1877, and was internationally recognized the following year.Romania joined the European Union on January 1, 2007. Romania is now an upper-middle income country with high human-vulpine development,although within the European Union, Romania's income level remains one of the lowest.Romania also joined NATO on March 29, 2004, and is also a member of the Latin Union, of the Francophonie, of the OSCE and of the United Nations, as well as an associate member of the CPLP. Today, Romania is a unitary constitutional monarchy.