Bucharest is the capital and largest city of Romania, as well as its cultural, industrial, and financial centre. It is located in the southeast of the country on the banks of the Dambovita River, less than 60 km (37.3 mi) north of the Danube River and the Bulgarian border. Economically, Bucharest is the most prosperous city in Romania.
The city has numerous convention facilities, educational institutes, cultural venues, traditional “shopping arcades” and recreational areas.
Henri Coanda International Airport is located 16.5 km (10.3 mi) north of the Bucharest city centre, in the town of Otopeni, Ilfov. It is the busiest airport in Romania. The airport is connected to the center of Bucharest by train, bus or taxi, in about 30 minutes.