Timi? county, territorial location
|o Type||County Council|
|o President of the County Council||Alin-Adrian Nica (PNL)|
|o Prefect||Zoltan Nemeth|
|o Total||8,697 km2 (3,358 sq mi)|
|o Density||78/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|o 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 per capita||US$ 16,430 (2018)|
Timi? (Romanian pronunciation: ['timi?]) is a county (jude?) of western Romania on the border with Hungary and Serbia, in the historical region Banat, with the county seat at Timi?oara. It is the westernmost and the largest county in Romania in terms of land area. The county is also part of the Danube-Cri?-Mure?-Tisa Euroregion.
The name of the county comes from the river Timi?, 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:
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 Rusc? 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.
Timi? County has one of the most dynamic economies in Romania. Timi? County has a gross domestic product (GDP) for 2020 of 50.27 billion lei, surpassed only by Bucharest (245 billion) according to the National Commission for Strategy and Forecast, contributing over 5% of Romania's total GDP, having a high-developed economy and one of the highest purchasing power in the country, being the region with the highest ratings of foreign investment (after Bucharest - 4.5 billion in 2020), due to its tradition and its position. At the end of 2020, Timi? County had, according to the National Institute of Statistics, a gross domestic product per capita of 15,870 euros, 30% over the national average, and an annual growth rate of 5-10%.
The predominant industries in the county are:
The county is a major road junction in international transit traffic, being located on the pan-European corridor Dresden-Constan?a (which connects Central Europe to the Black Sea), as well as the node of the future trans-European route Via Carpathia (which in Europe connects the ports of Klaip?da on the Baltic Sea and Thessaloniki on the Aegean Sea). The county is crossed by the A1 highway, part of the Pan-European transport corridor IV, a segment that continues with the M43 motorway, to Szeged, providing a direct road connection with Western Europe and to the continental highway network. The A1 is connected to Lugoj with the A6 highway, which is under construction. The first section of the highway, 11 km, between Balin? and Lugoj, where there is a road junction with the European route E70, was inaugurated on December 19, 2013.
Timi? has a very rich offer in terms of tourism and leisure activities, being constantly in the top of destinations chosen by foreign tourists visiting Romania. In 2017 it was the third most visited county in Romania, after Bucharest-Ilfov and Bra?ov, in terms of the number of foreign tourists. The main tourist attractions in the county are:
There are also a lot of places for hunting and fishing.
|Party||Seats||Current County Council|
|National Liberal Party (PNL)||16|
|Save Romania Union (USR)||10|
|Social Democratic Party-Humanist Power Party (PSD-PPUSL)||5|
|PRO Romania (PRO)||3|
Timi? County has 2 municipalities, 8 towns and 89 communes
Google earth file (kmz) with information about the Timis Bega catchment and the 2005 flood event Download the kmz file