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Travel to Timisoara Romania

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Timisoara (German alternative Temeswar Temeschburg in Hungarian Temeşvar in trad. “City of the Timis”) is the capital and largest city of the county of Timis, Banat, Romania. Village name comes from the river Timis, called by the Romans in ancient times or Tibiscus Tibisis. It has a population of 336,089 inhabitants.Together with the surrounding residential areas, the population figure is around 400,000 inhabitants.

Timisoara is situated in south-eastern plain of the Tisza, in area rivers Timis and Bega digression. The waters of two rivers have formed here a very marshy and frequently flooded land. Timisoara but has developed into one of the few places where they could go marshes.

They have been for long an authentic fortification around the city, but favored a wet and dirty atmosphere, and the proliferation of epidemics of plague and cholera, which have remained relatively low number of inhabitants and have significantly impeded the development of the city. With all the time but was discounted, web of channels were diverted, wetlands were dry. Crucial to improve land Bega Canal was building from 1728 and complete drainage of the surrounding marshes.Instead, the court in the city inherited a groundwater at a depth of only 0.5-5m: factor that does not allow building high buildings.
The average annual temperature is 10.6 ° C, the climate influences of warm air masses from the Adriatic and Mediterranean.

Local time is 1h 25min 8sec in advance to the meridian at 0, but was in 34min 52sec delay from the time the Romanian official.


Stable population at the 2002 census the city population was 317,660, with a negative trend, and population density 2622 inhabitants per km2. However, the latest official figures do not take into account the population living here without documents, including students, seasonal workers etc. thus speculate that in recent years is a clear trend reversal. 85.52% of the population are Romanian. The most important are the Hungarian ethnic communities (approximately 7.5%), German (2.25%) and Serbian. Noteworthy is that in Timisoara in recent years due to economic growth came an important business community, which does not appear in official statistics. Among them stands out above all Italians, the most numerous foreign investors present here. Two other growing communities are the Slovak and Ukrainian, which also features in the mother tongue teaching in some university education units.


Emblem of the city suffered during the many changes but has retained most of the elements characterized. Currently the official emblem is cut into two parts by a horizontal line. Upper half is divided again into two halves by a vertical line. Above are seven towers that symbolize the seven Romanian provinces. In the top left, red background, a bridge over natural waves of gold with two arched openings, built of hewn stone (Trajan’s Bridge), from which emerges a golden lion. In the right corner, a stone tower with double cornices (former water tower of the castle), two round windows upstairs and downstairs a gate that can see a black iron wheel (water mill). At the top left of the tower can see a purple flag with a silver cross, right tricolor flag drill, introduced after 1989, a symbol of revolution started in Timisoara.
In the bottom half, the blue field, the sun floats left and right human face crescent, a symbol of past city under Ottoman rule. Timisoara city shown below them with public and industrial buildings, surrounded by the fortress citadel and the Bega channel flows. In the middle is a shield emblem.

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