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Făget
German: Fatschet
Hungarian: Facsád
Serbian: Фагет/Faget
—  Town  —
Ruins of the medieval castle of Făget

Coat of arms
Location of Făget in Timiș County



Făget is located in Romania
Făget
Location of Făget in Romania
Coordinates: 45°51′00″N 22°10′48″E / 45.85, 22.18Coordinates: 45°51′00″N 22°10′48″E / 45.85, 22.18
Country  Romania
County Timis county coat of arms.png Timiş
Town Făget
Fist mentioned 1548
Subordinated villages
Government
 • Mayor Avram Marcel (PD-L)
Area
 • Total 150.87 km2 (58.25 sq mi)
Elevation 145 m (476 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 6 761
 • Density 44.81/km2 (116.1/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 305300
Website http://www.primariafaget.ro/


Făget (German: Fatschet; Hungarian: Facsád; Serbian: Фагет/Faget) is a town in Timiș County, Banat, western Romania.

Villages[]

It administers ten villages: Bătești, Begheiu Mic, Bichigi, Brănești, Bunea Mare, Bunea Mică, Colonia Mică, Jupânești, Povârgina and Temerești. Declared a town in 2004, it also administered four other villages until that time, when they were split off to form Birda Commune.

Demography[]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
2002 7,519
2011 6,571 −12.6%
Source: Census data

In 2002: Romanians (6,604), Hungarians (312), Germans (61), Roma (14), Serbs (2).

Geography[]

The town is situated in the center of a distinct ethno-folkloric area, at the north-west side of the Poiana Ruscă mountains, on the DN68 national road. The road stretches from Ilia to Lugoj—and on the CFR 212 railroad line.

Sites[]

At the north side of Făget, the Bega river is visible. Around it there are still signs of a medieval fortification dating back to 1548 (not fully studied yet).

The town also has on display busts of Eftimie Murgu,[1] Victor Feneșiu[2] and the aviation pioneer Traian Vuia.[3]

References[]

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