Bogda (German: Neuhof; Hungarian: Rigósfürdő, until 1899 Bogda-Rigós) is a commune in Timiș County, Romania. It is composed of six villages: Altringen, Bogda, Buzad, Charlottenburg, Comeat, and Sintar.
Charlottenburg village, the only Rundling in the Banat region
Location in Timiș County
|• Mayor||Dorel Luca (PSD)|
|Area||78.68 km2 (30.38 sq mi)|
|• Density||5.8/km2 (15/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)|
|In Romanian||In German||In Hungarian|
The area was first mentioned as Bagd in a 1436 deed. Part of the Habsburg Banat of Temeswar upon the 1718 Treaty of Passarowitz, the settlement appeared as Bogdan in a 1723 chart. In 1770/71 Banat Swabian colonists from Germany settled here in a place called Neuhoff. By the 1920 Treaty of Trianon, the area fell to the Kingdom of Romania.
Under its Hungarian name Bogdarigós, it was the site of a well-known health spa including a chapel and a way of the cross, which existed until the 1948 expropriations in the Socialist Republic of Romania. The spa later became a Young Pioneer camp, but after the Romanian Revolution of 1989 it was abandoned and destroyed. The commune itself has developed into a resort town of wealthy people of Timișoara.
- "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
- Bogda - Opinia Timisoarei