Timiș (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈtimiʃ]) is a county (județ) of western Romania on the border with Hungary and Serbia, in the historical region Banat, with the county seat at Timișoara. It is the westernmost and the largest county in Romania in terms of land area. The county is also part of the Danube–Criș–Mureș–Tisa Euroregion.
Timiș county, territorial location
|• Type||County Council|
|• President of the County Council||Călin Dobra (PSD)|
|• Prefect||Eugen Dogariu |
|• Total||8,697 km2 (3,358 sq mi)|
|• Density||78/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Area code(s)||(+40) 256 or (+40) 356|
|ISO 3166 code||RO-TM|
The name of the county comes from the river Timiș, known in Roman antiquity as river Tibisis or Tibiscus.
In 2000, the county had a population of 684,506 and the population density was 79/km². According to the 2011 census, the county had a population of 683,540 and the population density was 78/km². The reported ethnic groups were as follows:
This county has a total area of 8,697 km² (3,6% of Romania). It is the largest county in Romania.
In the eastern extremity are the Poiana Ruscă Mountains from the Western Romanian Carpathians group. Elevations decrease to the west, passing through the Lipova Hills to the Western Romanian Plain, the eastern part of the Pannonian Plain.
Timiș County has one of the most dynamic economies in Romania, being a region with among the highest ratings of foreign investment due to its tradition and its position.
The predominant industries in the county are:
The main tourist attractions in the county are:
There are also a lot of places for hunting and fishing.
|Party||Seats||Current County Council|
|Social Democratic Party||16|
|National Liberal Party||14|
|People's Movement Party||5|
|Alliance of Liberals and Democrats||2|
Timiș County has 2 municipalities, 8 towns and 89 communes
Google earth file (kmz) with information about the Timis Bega catchment and the 2005 flood event Download the kmz file
Balinț (Hungarian: Bálinc) is a commune in Timiș County, Romania. It is composed of four villages: Balinț, Bodo (Nagybodófalva), Fădimac (Fadimák) and Târgoviște (Vásáros).Bara, Timiș
Bara (Hungarian: Barafalva) is a commune in Timiș County, Romania. It is composed of five villages: Bara, Dobrești (Dobrosd), Lăpușnic (Bégalaposnok), Rădmănești (Radmanóc) and Spata (Bégapata).Bethausen
Bethausen (Hungarian: Bethlenháza) is a commune in Timiș County, Romania. It is composed of six villages: Bethausen, Cladova (Kladova), Cliciova (Klicsó), Cutina (Gutonya), Leucușești (Lőkösfalva) and Nevrincea (Nőrincse).Brestovăț
Brestovăț (Brusturi in 1924-1925; German: Brestowatz; Hungarian: Aga, Bresztovác prior to 1892) is a commune in Timiș County, Banat, Romania.
Brestovăț first appears in written history as Breztolcz in 1440. From 1723–25 it was known as Preztovaz. It is composed of five villages: Brestovăț, Coșarii (Kizdia), Hodoș (Temeshódos), Lucareț (Lukarec) and Teș (Tésfalu).Coșteiu
Coșteiu (Hungarian: Kastély) is a commune in Timiș County, Romania. It is composed of five villages: Coșteiu, Hezeriș (Lugosegres), Păru (Bégakörtés), Țipari (Szapáryfalva) and Valea Lungă Română (Bégahosszúpatak).Curtea
Curtea (Hungarian: Kurtya) is a commune in Timiș County, Romania. It is composed of three villages: Coșava (Kossó), Curtea and Homojdia (Homapatak).Cărpiniș
Cărpiniș (Hungarian: Gyertyámos) is a commune in Timiș County, Romania. It is composed of two villages, Cărpiniș and Iecea Mică (Kisjécsa). It also included Iecea Mare village until it was split off to form a separate commune in 2004.Deta, Romania
Deta is a town in Timiș County in Banat, western Romania. It administers a single village, Opatița.Fârdea
Fârdea (Hungarian: Ferde) is a commune in Timiș County, Romania. It is composed of seven villages: Drăgșinești (Drágfalva), Fârdea, Gladna Montană (Galadnabánya), Gladna Română (Galadna), Hăuzești (Hegyeslak), Mâtnicu Mic (Kismutnok) and Zolt (Zold).Ghizela
Ghizela (Hungarian: Gizellafalva) is a commune in Timiș County, Romania. It is composed of four villages: Ghizela, Hisiaș (Hosszúág), Paniova (Panyó) and Șanovița (Sziklás).Moravița
Moravița is a commune in Timiș County, Romania. It is composed of four villages: Dejan, Gaiu Mic, Moravița and Stamora Germană.
Moravița is the site of a rail and road border crossing with Serbia.Nădrag
Nădrag (German: Nadrag or Steinacker; Hungarian: Nadrág) is a commune in Timiș County, Romania. It is composed of two villages: Crivina (Alsógörbed) and Nădrag.Pesac
Pesac (Hungarian: Pészak) is a commune in Timiș County, Romania. Part of Periam Commune until 2007, it is composed of a single village, Pesac.Pădureni, Timiș
Pădureni (German: Liget; Hungarian: Temesliget; Turkish: Erdevik) is a commune in Timiș County, Romania. It is composed of a single village, Pădureni. It was part of Jebel Commune before being split off in 2004.Saravale
Saravale, colloquially Șarafola (German: Sarafol; Hungarian: Sárafalva; Serbian: Саравола, Saravola), is a commune in Timiș County, Romania. It is composed of a single village, Saravale. It was part of Sânpetru Mare Commune until 2004, when it was split off.
The village first appears in written history in 1333.
At the 2011 census, 68.5% of inhabitants were Romanians, 21.5% Roma and 8.1% other.Secaș
Secaș (Hungarian: Temesszékás) is a commune in Timiș County, Romania. It is composed of four villages: Checheș (Lippakékes), Crivobara (Krimárvára), Secaș, and Vizma (Vizma).Somonița River
The Somonița River ( Hungarian: Szomonyica-patak ) is a left tributary of the river Mureș in Romania. It discharges into the Mureș in Valea Mare.Teremia Mare
Teremia Mare is a commune in Timiș County, Romania. It is composed of three villages: Nerău, Teremia Mare and Teremia Mică.Tomești, Timiș
Tomești (German: Tomescht; Hungarian: Tomest) is a commune in Timiș County, Banat, Romania. It is composed of six villages: Baloșești (Balosest), Colonia Fabricii (Üveggyári telep), Luncanii de Jos (Bégalankás), Luncanii de Sus (Felsőbégalankás), Românești (Rumunyest) and Tomești.
Timiș County, Romania