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Timiș County
Județul Timiș
—  County  —

Coat of arms
Timiș county, territorial location
Coordinates: 45°47′N 21°21′E / 45.78, 21.35
Country  Romania
Development region Vest
Historical region Banat
County seat Timișoara
Government
 • Type County Council
 • President of the County Council Titu Bojin (PSD)
 • Prefect Eugen Dogariu [1]
Area
 • Total 8,697 km2 (3,358 sq mi)
Area rank 1st
Population (2011 census[2])
 • Total 683,540
 • Rank 6th
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code
Area code(s) (+40) 256 or (+40) 356
Car Plates TM
Website County Board
County Prefecture


Timiș (Hungarian: Temes, Serbian: Tamiš (Тамиш), Banat Bulgarian: Timiš) is a county (județ) of western Romania, in the historical region Banat, with the county seat at Timișoara. It is the largest county in Romania in terms of land area.

The name of the county comes from the river Timiş, known in Roman antiquity as river Tibisis or Tibiscus.

The county is also part of the Danube-Kris-Mures-Tisa euroregion.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

In 2000, it had a population of 684,506 and the population density was 79/km².

In 2006, it had a population of 685,901 and the population density was 79.8/km².

Year County population[4]
1948 588,936
1956 568,881
1966 607,596
1977 696,884
1992 700,033
2002 677,926
2006 685,901

Geography[edit | edit source]

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 Ruscăi Mountains from the Southern Carpathians group. Elevations decrease to the west, passing through the Lipova Hills to the Western Romanian Plain, the eastern part of the Pannonian Plain.

The county is crossed by many rivers, the most important being the Bega River and the Timiş River.

Neighbours[edit | edit source]

Economy[edit | edit source]

Timiş 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:

  • Mechanical manufacturing
  • Food
  • Chemicals
  • Textiles
  • Electronic components
  • Wood

Tourism[edit | edit source]

The main tourist attractions in the county are:

There are also a lot of places for hunting and fishing.

People[edit | edit source]

Administrative divisions[edit | edit source]

Timiş County has 2 municipalities, 8 towns and 89 communes

  • Municipalities
    • Timișoara - capital city; population: 312.113 (as of 2009)
    • Lugoj - population: 46,189 (as of 2004)
  • Towns
    • Sânnicolau Mare - population: 13,298 (as of 2004)
    • Jimbolia - population: 11,605 (as of 2004)
    • Recaș - population: 8,188 (as of 2004)
    • Buziaș - population: 7,738 (as of 2004)
    • Făget - population: 7,356 (as of 2004)
    • Deta - population: 6,582 (as of 2004)
    • Gătaia - population: 6,101 (as of 2004)
    • Ciacova - population: 4,939 (as of 2004)

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Google earth file (kmz) with information about the Timis Bega catchment and the 2005 flood event Download the kmz file

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