Banat

For the purpose of this article, Banat is a region in western Romania.

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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

Map of Banat

  • 45.75972222222221.231 Timișoara – third biggest city in Romania; university city, industrial center
  • 45.6521.61 Buziaș – old spa town
  • 45.521.1333333333331 Ciacova – in 1390-1394 a fortress surrounded by a network of canals was built here; only a tower, 30m tall, survives today
  • 45.421.221 Deta
  • 45.8522.181 Făget
  • 45.43333333333321.4333333333331 Gătaia
  • 45.79166666666720.7222222222221 Jimbolia
  • 45.68611111111121.9005555555561 Lugoj
  • 45.80138888888921.5133333333331 Recaș – small town not far from Timișoara, famous for vineyards
  • 46.07222222222220.6294444444441 Sânnicolau Mare – westernmost town in the country, inhabited since Bronze Age, place of a Roman castrum and birthplace of the composer Béla Bartók

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