Bogda

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Bogda
Commune
Charlottenburg village, the only Rundling in the Banat region
Charlottenburg village, the only Rundling in the Banat region
Bogda is located in Romania
Bogda
Bogda
Coordinates: 45°58′27″N 21°35′31″E / 45.97417°N 21.59194°E / 45.97417; 21.59194
Country  Romania
County Timiş County
Population (2011)[1] 446
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Bogda (German: Neuhof; Hungarian: Rigósfürdő, until 1899 Bogda-Rigós) is a commune in Timiş County, Romania. It is composed of six villages: Altringen, Bogda, Buzad, Charlottenburg, Comeat, and Sintar.

Geography[edit]

Bogda is located near the border with Arad County in the historic Banat region, about 50 km (31 mi) northeast of Timișoara.

History[edit]

The area was first mentioned as Bagd in a 1436 deed. Part of the Habsburg Banat of Temeswar upon the 1718 Treaty of Passarowitz, the settlement appeared as Bogdan in a 1723 chart. In 1770/71 Banat Swabian colonists from Germany settled here in a place called Neuhoff. By the 1920 Treaty of Trianon, the area fell to the Kingdom of Romania.

Under its Hungarian name Bogdarigós, it was the site of a well-known health spa including a chapel and a way of the cross, which existed until the 1948 expropriations in the Socialist Republic of Romania. It later became a Young Pioneer camp and after the Romanian Revolution of 1989 developed to a resort town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002; retrieved on March 1, 2010

Coordinates: 45°58′27″N 21°35′31″E / 45.97417°N 21.59194°E / 45.97417; 21.59194