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.

Bogda
Charlottenburg village, the only Rundling in the Banat region
Charlottenburg village, the only Rundling in the Banat region
Location in Timiș County
Location in Timiș County
Bogda is located in Romania
Bogda
Bogda
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 45°58′27″N 21°35′31″E / 45.97417°N 21.59194°E / 45.97417; 21.59194Coordinates: 45°58′27″N 21°35′31″E / 45.97417°N 21.59194°E / 45.97417; 21.59194
Country Romania
CountyTimiș
Government
 • MayorDorel Luca (PSD)
Area
78.68 km2 (30.38 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
460
 • Density5.8/km2 (15/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.TM

GeographyEdit

Bogda is located near the border with Arad County in the historic Banat region, about 50 km (31 mi) northeast of Timișoara.

In Romanian In German In Hungarian
Altringen Altringen Kisrékas
Bogda Neuhof Rigósfürdő
Buzad Buzád
Charlottenburg Charlottenburg Saroltavár
Comeat Lichtenwald Temeskomját
Sintar Buchberg Bükkhegy

HistoryEdit

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.[2] The commune itself has developed into a resort town of wealthy people of Timișoara.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  2. ^ Bogda - Opinia Timisoarei