Timiș (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈtimiʃ]) is a county (județ) of western Romania on the border with Hungary and Serbia, in the historical region Banat, with the county seat at Timișoara. It is the westernmost and the largest county in Romania in terms of land area. The county is also part of the Danube–Criș–Mureș–Tisa Euroregion.
Timiș county, territorial location
|• Type||County Council|
|• President of the County Council||Călin Dobra (PSD)|
|• Prefect||Liliana Oneț |
|• Total||8,697 km2 (3,358 sq mi)|
|• Density||78/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Area code(s)||(+40) 256 or (+40) 356|
|ISO 3166 code||RO-TM|
|GDP (nominal)||US$ 11.230 billion (2018)|
|GDP/capita||US$ 16,430 (2018)|
The name of the county comes from the river Timiș, known in Roman antiquity as river Tibisis or Tibiscus.
In 2000, the county had a population of 684,506 and the population density was 79/km². According to the 2011 census, the county had a population of 683,540 and the population density was 78/km². The reported ethnic groups were as follows:
- Romanians - 85.52%
- Hungarians - 5.43%
- Roma - 2.23%
- Germans (Banat Swabians) - 1.3%
- Serbs - 2%
- Ukrainians - 0.91%
- Bulgarians - 0.8%
- Others - 0.7%
This county has a total area of 8,697 km² (3,6% of Romania). It is the largest county in Romania.
In the eastern extremity are the Poiana Ruscă Mountains from the Western Romanian Carpathians group. Elevations decrease to the west, passing through the Lipova Hills to the Western Romanian Plain, the eastern part of the Pannonian Plain.
Timiș County has one of the most dynamic economies in Romania, being a region with among the highest ratings of foreign investment due to its tradition and its position.
The predominant industries in the county are:
The main tourist attractions in the county are:
- Buziaș Resort.
- Castles at Banloc and Carani.
- The area around Făget.
- Șag Monastery.
- ThePoiana Ruscă Mountains,in the easternmost part of the county.
- Satchinez swamps,an ornitological reservation near the village of Satchinez
- Charlottenburg,the only round village(Rundling) in the Banat region.
There are also a lot of places for hunting and fishing.
|Party||Seats||Current County Council|
|Social Democratic Party||16|
|National Liberal Party||14|
|People's Movement Party||5|
|Alliance of Liberals and Democrats||2|
- Ana Blandiana,poet
- Yohan Kende, Israeli Olympic swimmer
- Béla Lugosi, Hungarian-American actor
- Lavinia Miloșovici, gymnast
- Traian Vuia,iventor and aviation pioneer.
- Johnny Weissmüller, American swimmer, actor
- Nicu Covaci, Romanian rock musician, singer,guitar player and composer, founder of Phoenix rock band
- Tiberiu Brediceanu, composer
- Iosif Constantin Drăgan, businessman
- Béla Bartók, Hungarian composer
- Dositej Obradović, Serbian writer
- Ioan Holender, Romanian-Austrian opera baritone
- Nikolaus Lenau, Austrian poet
- Herta Müller, German writer, Nobel Literature Prize laureate
- Francesco Illy, Hungarian accountant, businessman, founder of Illy
- Ion Ivanovici,S erbian composer
- Károly Kerényi, Hungarian phylologist
- J. Edward Bromberg, Hungarian-American actor.
Timiș County has 2 municipalities, 8 towns and 89 communes
- Sânnicolau Mare - population: 11,540 (as of 2011)
- Jimbolia - population: 10.808 (as of 2011)
- Recaș - population: 7,782 (as of 2011)
- Făget - population: 6,571 (as of 2011)
- Buziaș - population: 6,504 (as of 2011)
- Deta - population: 5,963 (as of 2011)
- Gătaia - population: 5,449 (as of 2011)
- Ciacova - population: 5,348 (as of 2011)
- Beba Veche
- Becicherecu Mic
- Chevereșu Mare
- Comloșu Mare
- Dudeștii Noi
- Dudeștii Vechi
- Iecea Mare
- Jamu Mare
- Moșnița Nouă
- Ohaba Lungă
- Peciu Nou
- Remetea Mare
- Sacoșu Turcesc
- Sânmihaiu Român
- Sânpetru Mare
- Teremia Mare
- Topolovățu Mare
- Traian Vuia
- Victor Vlad Delamarina
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Timiș County.|
- firstname.lastname@example.org, Werbo. "Institutia Prefectului judetul Timis". www.prefecturatimis.ro.
- "Population at 20 October 2011" (in Romanian). INSSE. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- National Institute of Statistics, "Populația după etnie" Archived 2009-08-16 at the Wayback Machine
- National Institute of Statistics, "Populația la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 și 2002"
- "Mandate de CJ pe judete si competitori" (in Romanian). Biroul Electoral Central. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
Google earth file (kmz) with information about the Timis Bega catchment and the 2005 flood event Download the kmz file