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Făget (Romanian pronunciation: [fəˈdʒet]) is a town in Timiș County, Banat, western Romania, with a population of about 6,500.

Făget
Town
Cassina Făget - lateral 01.JPG
Coat of arms of Făget
Coat of arms
Location of Făget
Location of Făget
Coordinates: 45°51′0″N 22°10′48″E / 45.85000°N 22.18000°E / 45.85000; 22.18000Coordinates: 45°51′0″N 22°10′48″E / 45.85000°N 22.18000°E / 45.85000; 22.18000
Country  Romania
County ROU Timis County CoA.svg Timiș
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Marcel Avram (PNL)
Area
 • Total 150.87 km2 (58.25 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 6,571
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Climate Cfb
Website http://www.e-primarii.ro/~faget/

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NameEdit

Its name literally means "beech tree forest" in Romanian.[1]

In German: Fatschet; in Hungarian: Facsád; in Serbian: Фагет / Faget.

VillagesEdit

The town administers ten villages: Bătești (Vadpatak), Begheiu Mic (Bázosd), Bichigi (Kisbékés), Brănești (Avasfalva), Bunea Mare (Bunya), Bunea Mică (depopulated), Colonia Mică (Facsádkistelep), Jupânești (Zsupánfalva), Povârgina (Porzson) and Temerești (Temeres).

DemographyEdit

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).

GeographyEdit

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.

SitesEdit

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,[2] Victor Feneșiu[3] and the aviation pioneer Traian Vuia.[4]

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