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 Actual Timis county CoA.svg Timiș
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 Timiș 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.

In Romanian In German In Hungarian
Altringen Altringen Kisrékas
Bogda Neuhof Rigósfürdő
Buzad Buzád
Charlottenburg Charlottenburg Charlottenburg
Comeat Lichtenwald Temeskomját
Sintar Buchberg Bükkhegy

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