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Timişoara
Victory Square

Coat of arms
Timişoara is located in Romania
Timişoara
Location of Timişoara
Coordinates: 45°45′35″N 21°13′48″E / 45.75972°N 21.23°E / 45.75972; 21.23
Country  Romania
County Timiş County
Status County Capital
Government
 - Mayor Gheorghe Ciuhandu (Christian-Democratic National Peasants' Party)
Area
 - City 129.2 km2 (49.9 sq mi)
 - Metro 1,070.4 km2 (413.3 sq mi)
Population (est. January 1, 2009[1])
 - City 311,586
 Density 2,379/km2 (6,161.6/sq mi)
 Metro 359,132
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.primariatm.ro/

Timişoara (Romanian pronunciation: [timiˈʃo̯ara]  ( listen); German: Temeschburg, also Temeswar or Temeschwar, Serbian: Темишвар, Temišvar, Hungarian: Temesvár, Turkish: Tamışvar or Temeşvar), is a city in the Banat region of western Romania. It is the capital of Timiş County.

With 311,586 inhabitants (2009)[1], Timişoara, the second largest Romanian city, is the main economic and cultural center in Banat in the west of the country.

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History

Timişoara was first mentioned as a place in either 1212 or 1266. The territory later to be known as Banat was conquered and annexed by the Kingdom of Hungary in 1030. Timişoara grew considerably during the reign of Charles I, who, upon his visit here in 1307, ordered the construction of a royal palace. Timişoara's importance also grew thanks to its strategic location, which facilitated control over the Banat plain. John Hunyadi established a permanent military encampment here, and moved here together with his family. In 1552, Ahmed Pasha conquered the city with a 160,000-strong Ottoman army and transforms it into a vilayet capital. The local military commander, Stefan Losonczy, was captured and beheaded on July 27, 1552 after resisting the Ottoman invasion with just over 2,300 men.

Timişoara remained under Ottoman rule for nearly 160 years, controlled directly by the Sultan and enjoying a special status, similar to other cities in the region such as Budapest and Belgrade. During this period, Timişoara underwent a process of Islamization, until Prince Eugene of Savoy conquered it in 1716. Subsequently, the city came under Austro-Hungarian rule, and it remained so until the early 20th century. During this time, Timişoara evolved from a strategic fortress to an economic and industrial center: numerous factories were built, electric illumination and public transport were introduced, and railroad connections were established. The city was defortified, and several major road arteries were built to connect the suburbs with the city center, paving the way for further expansion of the city limits.

It was the first mainland European city to be lit by electric street lamps in 1884.[2] It was also the second European and the first city in what is now Romania with horse drawn trams in 1867.[citation needed] There are numerous claims that Gustave Eiffel, the creator of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, built one of Timişoara's footbridges over the Bega.[citation needed]

On October 31, 1918, local military and political elites establish the Banat National Council, together with representatives of the region's main ethnic groups: Hungarians, Romanians, Serbs and Germans. In the aftermath of World War I, the Banat region was divided between the Kingdom of Romania and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, and Timişoara came under Romanian administration. In 1920, King Ferdinand I awarded Timişoara the status of a University Center, and the interwar years saw continuous economic and cultural development. A number of anti-fascist and anti-revisionist demonstrations also took place during this time.

During World War II, Timişoara suffered damage from both Allied and Axis bombing raids, especially during the second half of 1944. On August 23, 1944, Romania, which until then was a member of the Axis, declared war on Nazi Germany and joined the Allies. Surprised, the local Wehrmacht garrison surrendered without a fight, and German and Hungarian troops attempted to take the city by force throughout September, without success.

After the war, the People's Republic of Romania was proclaimed, and Timişoara underwent sovietization and later, systematization. The city's population tripled between 1948 and 1992. In December 1989, Timişoara witnessed a series of mass street protests by both Romanians and Hungarians, in what was to become the Romanian Revolution of 1989.

Demographics

Timisoara population density in 2009

Timişoara has a population of 311,586 (2009)[1], the third largest in Romania after Bucharest and Iasi. 14.2% of the population are under 15 years of age, 4.0% are over 75. The Timişoara metropolitan area has a population of 365,545.

The ethnic makeup, as of 2009, is as follows: 85.52% Romanian, 7.5% Hungarian, 2.25% German, 4.73% other. The Ukrainian community is currently growing, partly due to the presence of Ukrainian language educational facilities. In recent years, local investment by Italian companies has spurred the creation of an Italian community,[3] even leading to calls for an Italian Cultural Center.[4]

Since 1990, Timişoara saw a slight population decline owing to migration and a drop in birthrates. Notably, the Hungarian and German communities experienced significant decline, with the latter being reduced by half between 1992 and 2002.[5]

Economy

Timişoara Chamber of Commerce
Bega Canal
A city bus in Timişoara, running on route 33.
One of the trams in Timişoara

The city is industrialized.

Timişoara has been an important economic center since the 18th century when the Habsburg administration was installed. Due to Austrian colonization, ethnic and religious diversity and innovative laws, the economy began to develop. The technicians and craftsmen that settled in the city established guilds and helped develop the city's economy. Notably, in 1717 Timişoara became host to Romania's first beer factory.

During the Industrial Revolution numerous modern innovations were introduced. It was the first city in the monarchy with street illumination, and the first city on mainland Europe illuminated by electric light. The Bega river was also channelled during this time. It was the first navigable canal on current Romanian territory. This way, Timişoara had contact with Europe, and even with the rest of the world through the Black Sea, leading to the local development of commercialism.[6][7][8]

In the 19th century the railway system of the Hungarian Kingdom reached Timişoara. It was the first city in the country with international routes.[citation needed]

In recent years, Timişoara has experienced an economic boom as the amount of foreign investment, especially in high-tech sectors, has risen.[9] In terms of living standards, Timişoara ranks fourth nationwide.[10] In an article in late 2005, French magazine L'Expansion called Timişoara Romania's economic showcase,[11] and referred to the increased number of foreign investments as a "second revolution".

Apart from domestic local investment, there has been significant foreign investment from the European Union, particularly from Germany and Italy. Continental AG has produced tires here for several years. The Linde Group produces technical gases, and a part of the wiring moulds for BMW and Audi vehicles are produced by the company Dräxlmaier Group locally. Also, Swiss company Nestlé produces waffles here.

The US company Flextronics maintains a workplace in the west of the city for the production of mobile telephony and government inspection department devices. The American company Procter & Gamble manufactures washing and cleaning agents in Timişoara. Smithfield Foods - the world's largest pork processor and hog producer - has two subsidiaries in Timişoara and Timiş County: Smithfield Ferme and Smithfield Prod.

As most of Romania, Timişoara experienced economic slowdown in 2009, due to the global economic downturn.[12] |}

Transport

Timişoara's public transport network consists of 10 tram lines, 8 trolleybus lines and 20 bus lines, of which 5 are metropolitan lines and 6 are express lines. It is operated by Regia Autonomă de Transport Timişoara (RATT) [1], an autonomous corporation of the City Hall. The city is served by Romania's second busiest airport, Traian Vuia International Airport, which is the hub of the Romania's second-largest airline, Carpatair. The city is connected to a series of major European and domestic destinations. Timişoara is a major railway centre and is connected to all other major Romanian cities, as well as local destinations, through the national CFR network.

Geography

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AIR TEMPERATURE (monthly and yearly absolute maximum and absolute minimum)(°C)*
Period Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
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2006 -1.7° 0.0° 5.0° 12.4° 16.2° 19.5° 23.6° 20.1° 17.5° 12.5° 6.4° 2.1° 11.1°
Absolute minimum and maximum temperature in the period 1901-2000( °C)
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Year 1963 1935 1932 1931 1935 1962 1962 1949 1970 1971 1922 1927
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1901–2000 39.1 37.5 36.5 48.2 63.4 81.0 58.3 51.5 43.9 49.7 48.7 49.4 583.9
2006 30.3 41.7 49.3 78.8 50.2 87.8 50.4 98.0 24.6 17.4 31.3 21.3 581.1
*Romanian statistical yearbook 2007'[2]'


The climate which defines Timisoara city is the temperate continental moderate climate which characterizes the Southern-Eastern part of The Panonic Depression. The temperate continental climate has some submediteranean characteristics as well of the Adriatic climate.

Climatic general features consist of various and irregular weather conditions. The dominating temperate air masses during spring and summer are of oceanic origin and come with great precipitations. Frequently, even during winter period, the Atlantic humid air masses bring rainy and snowy weather, rarely cold weather.

From September until February frequent continental polar air masses coming from East invade the area. In spite of all that, the Banat climate is also influenced by the presence of cyclones and warm air masses which come from the Adriatic Sea and The Mediterranean Sea. Their characteristic feature is that of complete snow thaw during the winter period and stifling heat during the summer period. The average annual temperature is of 10,6'C while the hottest month of the year is July (21,1'C). Thus the average thermic amplitude of 22,7'C is lower than that of the Romanian Plain which testifies the beneficial influence of oceanic air masses. Practically there are 143 days per year from May 7 to September 26 with favourable temperatures - over 15'C that is - for the optimum culture development. The active temperature meaning 2761'C provides optimal conditions for the maturation of culture plants including that of some of Mediterranean provenience. Being predominantly under the influence of Northwestern maritime air masses, the precipitations that occur in Timisoara are far more numerous than those from the Romanian Plain. The average 584 mm (22.99 in) annual amount is reached due to the rich May, June and July precipitations (34,4% of the total yearly amount) as well as to the November and December precipitations when it is registered a secondary maximum reflecting the submediteranean climatic influences. The quantity of precipitations that occur in the propitious agricultural season is of about 80% which is highly benefic for the development of autochthonous culture plants. On the other hand precipitations have also an irregular way of manifestation either too severe or too moderate. The climate of Timisoara is a bit different than that of the Western part of the country due to air mass movements coming from North West and West and to its position on wide-open field not very far from the Carpathian mountains or from the main Valley Corridors which separate them (the Timis-Cerna Corridor, the Muresul valley and so on). Local air circulation canalizations and unstable equilibriums between baric centres impose a great variability of wind frequency on main directions. The most frequent winds are the Northwestern (13%) and the Western winds (9,8%) due to the influence of the Azorelor anticyclon with maximum extension during summer. In Avril and May the Southern winds have a great frequency as well (8,4%). Other wind directions have low frequency. As for intensity, there are winds with a 10 degree intensity (Beaufort Ladder) thus the cyclonial storms are always coming from West or Southernwest (1929, 1942, 1960, 1969, 1994). The distribution of the dominant winds affects somehow the air freshness of Timisoara due to the pollution caused by industrial units located in the Western and Southern parts of the city. Pollutants' stagnation is encouraged by the hearth morphology, sinklike, as well as by the great frequency of atmospheric calm (45,9%). Neighborhoods include:

Széchenyi Palace, Victory Square
Liberty Square
  • Cetate
  • Freidorf
  • Zona Odobescu
  • Fratelia
  • Mehala I, II
  • Ronaţ
  • Fabric
  • Elisabetin
  • Iosefin
  • Calea Girocului
  • Circumvalaţiunii I, II, III, IV
  • Dacia
  • Matei Basarab
  • Mircea cel Batran
  • Bucovina
  • Soarelui
  • Tipografilor
  • Calea Şagului
  • Dâmboviţa
  • Complex
  • Steaua
  • Torontalului
  • Bucovina
  • Calea Aradului
  • Aradului vest
  • Calea Lipovei
  • Blaşcovici
  • Ion Ionescu de la Brad
  • Olimpia
  • Stadion
  • Complex studenţesc
  • Ciarda Roşie
  • Crisan
  • Plopi
  • Ghiroda
  • Padurea Verde
  • Kuncz
  • Braytim
  • Lunei
  • Chişoda
  • Plăvăţ
  • Banat I
  • Noua Timisoara
  • Badea Cârţan
  • Traian
  • Modern

Culture

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Cultural sites

The Huniade Castle

The city center largely consists of buildings from the Austro-Hungarian era. The old city consists of several historic areas. These are: Cetate (Belváros in Hungarian, Innere Stadt in German), Iosefin (Józsefváros, Josephstadt), Elisabetin (Erzsébetváros, Elisabethstadt), Fabric (Gyárváros, Fabrikstadt). Numerous bars, clubs and restaurants have opened in the old Baroque square (Unirii Square).

Landmarks include:

Performing arts

  • Timişoara Banatul Philharmonic (Filarmonica Banatul Timoșoara)
  • Romanian Opera House (Opera Romana Timişoara)
  • National Theatre (Teatrul Naţional)
  • German State Theatre (Teatrul German de Stat)
  • Hungarian State Theatre (Teatrul Maghiar de Stat Csiky Gergely)
  • Puppet Theatre (Teatrul pentru copii si tineret Merlin)

Education

Politehnica University's main building, the "Lloyd Palace", situated in Victory square
Victor Babeş University Administrative Building

Timişoara is a university center with the emphasis on subjects like medicine, mechanics and electro-technology.

High Schools

High schools include:

Universities

Universities include:

Sport

Football:

Basketball:

Handball:

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Timişoara is twinned with:

Famous natives

See also the related Category:People from Timişoara.

See also

References/Notes

External links


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Timişoara [1] is a university city and industrial center in western Romania. It is often described as the most cosmopolitan city in Romania.

Downtown Timisoara
Downtown Timisoara

Get in

By plane

The city is served by Romania's second-largest airport, Traian Vuia International Airport [2], located 10km away from the city center. It is the hub of the Romania's second-largest airline, Carpatair [3]. There are regular flights from/to numerous major European and domestic destinations:

Bus line 26 links the airport with downtown Timisoara; car hire is also available.

By train

There are direct trains daily from Budapest (a 5 hours trip), Belgrade (4 hours), Vienna (8 hours) and Munich (15 hours). Check timetables here. Naturally, there are also numerous trains to Bucharest and most major towns in Romania; check timetables here.

By car

Belgrade (in Serbia) is 150km away ( a 2 1/2 hours drive).

Budapest (Hungary) is about 320km away ( a 4 hours drive).

Get around

Timisoara has a good transportation service including trolleys, trams and buses. The majority of buses and trolleys are new. The trams are old German models, but the travel conditions are quite decent. A major problem in Romanian public transportation is respecting a schedule. Unfortunately Timisoara makes no exception. Some of the tram and bus stations have digital panels which list the waiting times, but they're not always accurate.

There are two types of tickets, one for the three express lines (buses) and one for the rest of the buses, trams and trolleys. The prices for one ticket are around 0.6 and 0.3€ respectively, and you can find them at press stands in almost every station. You can also buy passes for a day, a week, two weeks or a month, on one, two or all lines.

In Timisoara there is no shortage of taxis. You can reach about any point in Timisoara by paying a fee of 10-20 Lei (about 3-6€). Don't negotiate with the driver and insist for the meter to be turned on. If you don't want to overpay avoid private taxis and call for a local taxi company (Tudo, Radio, Timisoara, Autogenn, Fan or Prompt). The taxis licensed by the City Hall have a distinctive oval black sticker on the backseat doors.

If you want to rent a car there are plenty of car rental companies. They offer good priced services and all types of vehicles.

Piata Unirii
Piata Unirii
  • Piata Victoriei (Victory Square or Opera Square).   editIt's the symbol of the Romanian revolution. Here you can find The Metropolitan Orthodox Cathedral, The Opera House, The City Hall, The Philharmonic, The Banat Museum and beautiful palaces built at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.
  • Piata Unirii (Union Square).  editWith its beautiful palaces and all the coffee houses it is the old city's center. Here you find The Catholic Dome, The Baroque Palace (now a beautiful art gallery), The Serbian Church and other important buildings.
  • Piata Libertatii (Liberty Square).  editLocated between Piata Unirii and Piata Victoriei is a small square with old buildings. Here you can find the old City Hall and the beautiful St. Nepomuk's Statue.
  • The Bastion.  editPart of Timisoara's old defensive walls. The Bastion is located near Piata Unirii.
  • Parks.  editTimisoara is known in Romania as the City of Parks. Important parks you can visit are: Botanical Park (near Piata Unirii, it's the most beautiful park in Timisoara), Rose Park (near Piata Victoriei), Central Park (near Piata Victoriei, just behind the Metropolitan Orthodox Cathedral), Children's Park (near the Student Campus) and other.
  • Piata Traian (Traian Square).  editThis is a part of the old city. The old buildings are beautiful, but be careful. Try not to visit the area at night and always keep an eye on your valuables.
  • The Village Museum.  editLocated near Padurea Verde (The Green Forest). Here you can discover the Romanian tradition.
  • The Zoo.  editLocated in the same area as The Village Museum, it's a small zoo, but your children will love it.

Do

Enjoy nice coffee products in Piata Unirii (Union Square) or Piata Victoriei (Victory Square). Taste the week-end nightlife by dancing all night long at Club The Note and Heaven Studio or their summer locations, River Deck and Heaven Outdoor Club. Eat a great pizza or pasta at Da Toni, enjoy a nice beer at Bierhaus (you can find around 50 types of beer there), eat tasty Romanian food at Club XXI, don't miss the cocktails at River Deck or Club The Note. If you like shopping, Iulius Mall is the place to visit. Enjoy a nice walk in the Botanical Park. Timisoara is a very cosmopolitan city and if you ask around you can enjoy all kinds of activities.

  • Centre culturel français, Bd Loga, [9]. The French and Francophile communities of Timisoara frequent the local CCF which organizes exhibits, concerts, and various events.  edit

Learn

Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara (Polytechnic University) and Universitatea de Vest Timisoara (West University) are the most important universities in the area.

  • Iulius Mall.  editOne of the biggest shopping malls in Eastern Europe. You can find here many Romanian and international brands. Also here you can find a very modern cinema, Cinema City, where you can enjoy the latest movies.
  • Piata Victoriei.  editThe center of the city, with many shops.
  • Bega Shopping Center.  editLocated near Hotel Continental, is the first important shopping mall in Timisoara. You can find important brands here.

In Timisoara you can buy everything, from well known brands to Romanian products. The important shops are located in the city center. If you want an authentic adventure visit Piata Aurora or the Brancoveanu shopping area, but be careful and keep a close eye on your valuables. Police won't help you at all.

Eat

If you want to eat in Timisoara, you can find places for every budget. Because Timisoara was and still is a very cosmopolitan city, the local cuisine is influenced by Italian, Serbian, Hungarian, German, Turkish and Arabic cuisine.

  • Pan Rusovan.  editLocated near Piata Victoriei, this small place, it's well known for its sandwiches and burgers.
  • McDonald's.  editLocated in Piata Victoriei. Near the "Dan Paltinisanu" Stadium you can find a McDonald's drive through.
  • Stradivarius.  editLocated in Piata Unirii, it's well known for its international cuisine and sandwiches.
  • Godfather Pizzeria.  editLocated near Piata Victoriei, this small place is renound for its signature dish, the fold your own Calzone.
  • Napoleon.  editLocated in the Student Campus, it's a good place to eat a pizza or a hamburger.
  • Timisoreana.  editLocated near the beer factory, is a very popular restaurant. It is known for its barbecue meals and cold local beer.
  • Ready's.  editLocated in the center of students' cumpus, is a Greek restaurant, with reasonable prices and big portions.
  • D.A.F. Junior, Str. Gloriei, Nr. 5, 0256/395998, [10]. Romania meets Las Vegas!  edit Located in the Eastern subburbs, this surreal complex that also includes bowling, bars and tennis also has a very good value restaurant with outside terrace. The dishes are enormous and lots of fusion Romanian cuisine on offer at very good prices.
  • Club XXI.  edit Located in Piata Victoriei, it's well known for the Romanian cuisine.
  • Da Toni Pizza.  editLocated on Daliei Street, it's the best restaurant for enjoying Italian cuisine in a down to earth environment, located in the student district. The price for a pizza ranges from 5 to 10 €.
  • Pasta e Basta.  editLocated near Piata Unirii, it's well known for very good Italian food, but is more expensive than Da Toni.
  • Tinecz.  editLocated in Calea Aradului, it's a very popular restaurant in Timisoara.
  • Sabres.  editLocated near "Dan Paltinisanu" Stadium, it's the best sea food restaurant in Timisoara.
  • Aquarium, Piata 700, City Business Center (Go into the ground floor of the City Business Center and take lift to 6th floor.), 0356/170380, 0728444618, 0770422716 (fax: 0356/170380).  editArguably the chicest place in the city to eat; dine with a very international business crowd whilst relaxing on a fantastic new outdoor terrace with incredible views over looking the entire city. The steak dishes are especially recommended! A main dish and a glass of wine cost on average 12-20 €
  • Casa cu Flori.  editLocated near Piata Libertatii, it's well known for it's international cuisine.
  • Marele Restaurant Chinezesc - Chinese Restaurant.   editLocated near Piata Badea Cartan, on Simion Barnutiu Street, it's the best asian restaurant in Timisoara. A meal will usually cost you around 10-15 €.
  • River Deck.  editAlthough it turns into a club at night, during the day you can enjoy excellent fusion cuisine. But be carefull with drinks and desert you can easily pay 15-20 €.
  • Heaven Studios.  editJust recently opened, in 2007. It's the largest and by far the best club in Timisoara slash the world and it's famous for the week-end parties and immaculate bottoms. If you want to reserve a table you need to call days in advance (calm up). Entrance fee around 15 Zoiks.
  • Dark Bar.  editSimply better than.
  • River Deck.  editThis is Club The Note's summer location, on the bank of the Bega Channel. It's notorious for the week-end parties, but also for the excellent cocktails and the fusion cuisine. If you want to reserve a table for the week-end do it a week in advance, because this is one of the trendiest places in Timisoara. Entrance fee around 3€.
  • Club The Note.  editProbably the second best club in Timisoara. Well known for it's cocktails, week-end parties and concerts with famous guests. For a reservation you need to call days in advance. Entrance fee around 3€.
  • Heaven Outdoor Club.  editHeaven Club's summer location, near "Dan Paltinisanu" Stadium. It is one of the best clubs in Timisoara, famous for its guest djs and week-end parties. Entrance fee around 3€.
  • D'Arc Club.  editA well known club in Piata Unirii. Located at the basement of an old building, is notorious for the Thursday Night Party and for being overcrowded. No entrance fee.
  • Club 30.  editLocated in Piata Victoriei and known for the retro music played here. It's a nice club, but it tends to get overcrowded.
  • Setup Venue, Str. Pestalozzi nr. 22, [11].  editA cross between a concert / music venue and a club this transformed industrial warehouse space hosts weekly alternative music events from urban electronic and hip hop to alternative, hardcore rock and rockabilly.
  • Hotel La Residenza, str.Independentei 14, +40256401080, [12].  editShakira stayed here for her concert.
  • Hotel Continental.  editThe best known hotel in Timisoara.
  • Hotel Elysee.  editThe only 5 star hotel in Banat. It's located near Timisoara, in Sacalaz.
  • Reghina Hotels.  edit
  • Hotel 2000.  editIt has a swimming pool, but there's no water in it
  • Perla Hotels.  edit
  • Hotel Ambassador.  edit
  • Hotel Savoy.  edit
  • Hotel Boca Junior. Very high prices and very poor services.  edit
  • Other 3 star hotels like Hotel Strelitia, Hotel Pacific, Hotel Royal Plaza.   edit

The accommodations in Timisoara are good if you stay at a 3 star or plus hotel.

  • Vila Americana, Str. Avram Imbroane 74 (Green Forest), +40733550844, [13]. checkin: 14:00; checkout: 12:00. Four-stars villa close to the Green Forest with luxury aparments and pool, visited by diplomats and officials. 50. (45°46'31.19N,21°15'47.44E) edit
  • Hotel Valentina, Str. Mehadia, [14]. One of the best and most friendly hotel in town. Special rates for various occasions or lenght of stay. 40 euros.  edit

Get out

Jimbolia is a small town 40 km west of Timisoara on the border with Serbia. It provides visitors with several interesting cultural and recreational attractions.

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Named after the Timiş river.

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Timişoara

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Timişoara

  1. The capital city of Timiş, a county in western Romania.

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Named after the Timiş river.

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  1. Timişoara

Declension

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Nom/Acc Timişoara
Gen/Dat Timişoarei

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