For the purpose of this article, Banat is a region in western Romania.
Banat is a geographical and historical region in Central Europe that is divided between Romania, Serbia and Hungary. This article refers to the Romanian part of the Banat, which consists of the Timiș and Caraș-Severin counties and the western part of Mehedinți county. For the Serbian part of Banat, see Vojvodina. The Hungarian part of Banat is included in the Great Hungarian Plain article.
The (Romanian part of) Banat is usually divided in:
- The Banat Highlands (Banatul Montan/Banatul de Munte), which consists of the Banat Mountains and the nearby hills
- The Banat Lowlands (Banatul de Pustă), which consists of the southern part of Romania’s Western Plain
- 1 Timișoara – third biggest city in Romania; university city, industrial center
- 1 Buziaș – old spa town
- 1 Ciacova – in 1390-1394 a fortress surrounded by a network of canals was built here; only a tower, 30m tall, survives today
- 1 Deta
- 1 Făget
- 1 Gătaia
- 1 Jimbolia
- 1 Lugoj
- 1 Recaș – small town not far from Timișoara, famous for vineyards
- 1 Sânnicolau Mare – westernmost town in the country, inhabited since Bronze Age, place of a Roman castrum and birthplace of the composer Béla Bartók