National Geographic : 1915 Oct
Photo by Frederick Moore A RURAL VILLAGE IN ROUMANIA "Roumania contains 53,489 square miles, an area slightly greater than England and Wales and only a little less than Massachusetts and New York combined. Within this territory there were, according to the last census, 7,508,000 inhabitants, or 140 persons to the square mile. This is a density of population slightly greater than that of Maryland" (see text, page 365). ROUMANIAN CHILDREN A boy and a girl are not accounted grown up before their first dance. "She dances at the dance" is the Roumanian way of saying that a girl is a child no more. At fifteen or sixteen the Roumanian girls begin to heed the national proverb, "Wed young, eat early."