F&P Timis County

Timis County


The Timis County

Timid, the most Western and the biggest county of Romania, with a temperate climate, is covered two third of its surface by a fertile plain and crossed by the Timid, Bega and Barzava Rivers. To East the plain mounts near by hills covered by vineyards and orchards to the Poiana Ruscai Mountains (1300-1400 m above sea level).

In this county, according to the last census in 1992, a number of 700,033 inhabitants live of which over 60 per cent in towns. There are two municipalities (Timisoara and Lugoj) and five towns (Buzias, Deta, Jimbolia, Sanicolau Mare and Faget). Here there are Romanians (80.1 per cent), Magyars (9 per cent), Germans (3.8 per cent), Serbians (2.4 per cent) etc.

The capital city, Timisoara (Little Vienna), the fourth big city of Romania - is an important historic, economic, financial, cultural and scientific town and real gate of Romania to West Europe.

The tumultuous multi-millenary history of this zone left to the posterity important monuments and vestiges of a great national and European value: the Huniades'Castle, the House of Eugeniu de Savoya, the Dicasterial Palace, the bulwark of the old Timisoara Fortress, the church of the Minorite Monastery, the Inn of Mail, the "S f. Nicolae" Tower, the Sephardic Synagogue (in Lugoj), the Fortress of Ciacova, the Royal Castle in Banloc, the Tapae Monument (a little Emperor Trajan's Column) etc.

The Dendrologic Park in Bazooms, the Satchinez Ornito-logic Reservation, the Pischia, Binis, Hodos-Remetea Mica, Cheveresu Mare century-old forests with a rich fauna, curing mineral waters in Buzias, Calacea or Ivanda (compared by specialists with the ones of Evian and Karlovy Vary Spas), the man-made lake situated in the Surduc area, the Romanesti Cave etc. are points of tourist attraction in the Timis county. Also here there are a lot of important vestiges of the collision of the Romanian culture, civilization and history with the European ones: Nikolaus Lenau house-museum, the memorial houses of Brediceanu, Vidu, Grozavescu, Traian Vuia in Lugoj, the memorial houses of musician Bela Bartok and painter Stefan Jager, the Catholic Dome in Timisoara where there are invaluable things of the patrimony of the world civilization.

The traditional hospitality of peoples, their proud ("just Banat is in the van" says an old adage) meet the cuisine of Banat similar to the one of Vienna.

For the lovers of agro-tourism, the wonderful villages situated in plain, with hospitable peoples and sweet wines of Recas, Buzias, Teremia as well as the plum and apricot brandy are able to spend here a week-end or holidays. The ones who visited this county once will come back.

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Updated: 1997-06- Please write to us with your comments and suggestions.