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—  Town  —

Coat of arms
Location of Oraviţa
Country  Romania
County Caraş-Severin County
Status Town
 - Mayor Ion Goga (Democratic Party)
 - Total 168.9 km2 (65.2 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 - Total 15,265
 - Density 9045°2′25″N 21°41′7″E / 45.04028°N 21.68528°E / 45.04028; 21.68528/km2 (Expression error: Unrecognised word "span"/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Oraviţa (Hungarian: Oravicabánya, German: Orawitz, in archaic Czech: Oravice) is a town in southwestern Romania, in Caraş-Severin County, with a population of 15,524 in 2000. Its theatre is a fully functional scaled down version of the Burgtheater in Vienna. Six villages are administered by the town: Agadici (Agadics; Agaditsch), Brădişoru de Jos (Majdán), Broşteni (Brostyán), Ciclova Montană (Csiklovabánya; Montan-Tschiklowa), Marila (Marillavölgy; Marillathal) and Răchitova (Rakitova).

Agadici village

The history of Agadici can be traced back to at least the 17th century, when records noted a population of "800 souls". Today, there are fewer than 200 people living in Agadici. Agadici is a word derived from Turkish; Aga meaning 'colonel' and dici meaning 'daughter'. Therefore, Agadici means "daughter of the colonel". The town was supposedly named after a colonel's daughter when the Ottoman Empire occupied the land that is now the Banat.



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