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Socol (Romanian: Socol, Serbian: Сокол/Sokol, or Соколовац/Sokolovac, Hungarian: Nérasolymos) is a commune in Caraș-Severin County, Romania (in the Clisura Dunării area of Banat). In 2011, the population of the commune numbered 1,873 people and its population was ethnically mixed. It is composed of five villages: Baziaș, Câmpia, Pârneaura, Socol and Zlatița.

Socol

Соколовац
Location in Caraș-Severin County
Location in Caraș-Severin County
Socol is located in Romania
Socol
Socol
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 44°51′N 21°23′E / 44.850°N 21.383°E / 44.850; 21.383
Country Romania
CountyCaraș-Severin County
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,873
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Sokol means "hawk" in Serbian. The commune is officially bilingual, with both Romanian and Serbian being used as working languages on public signage and in administration, education and justice.

Demographics and nameEdit

In 2011, population included:

In Romanian In Serbian In Hungarian
Baziaș Базјаш Báziás
Câmpia Луговет Néramező
Pârneaura Прњавор
Socol Соколовац Nérasolymos
Zlatița Златица Néraaranyos

BaziașEdit

Baziaș is a village of Socol commune, notable as the place where the Danube enters Romania, and where, in 1854, the first railway line was opened on the territory of present-day Romania—the line ran from Baziaș to Oravița, at a time when the area was under Austrian administration. The village has a significant Serbian heritage, being the site of Baziaș Monastery, said to have been founded in 1225 by Saint Sava while on a brief refuge there, and rebuilt several times.[2] The local forest includes several protected plant species.

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