Făget

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Făget
Town
Făget medieval ruins
Făget medieval ruins
Coat of arms of Făget
Coat of arms
Location of Făget
Location of Făget
Coordinates: 45°51′0″N 22°10′48″E / 45.85000°N 22.18000°E / 45.85000; 22.18000Coordinates: 45°51′0″N 22°10′48″E / 45.85000°N 22.18000°E / 45.85000; 22.18000
Country  Romania
County Actual Timis county CoA.svg Timiș
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Marcel Avram (PD-L)
Population (2011)
 • Total 6,571
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.e-primarii.ro/~faget/

Făget (Romanian pronunciation: [fəˈdʒet]) is a town in Timiş County, Banat, western Romania, with a population of about 6,500.

Name[edit]

Its name literally means "beech tree forest" in Romanian. [1]

In German: Fatschet; in Hungarian: Facsád; in Serbian: Фагет / Faget.

Villages[edit]

The town administers ten villages: Bătești, Begheiu Mic, Bichigi, Brănești, Bunea Mare, Bunea Mică (depopulated), Colonia Mică, Jupânești, Povârgina and Temerești.

Demography[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
2002 7,519 —    
2011 6,571 −12.6%
Source: Census data

In 2002: Romanians (6,604), Hungarians (312), Germans (61), Roma (14), Serbs (2).

Geography[edit]

The town is situated in the center of a distinct ethno-folkloric area, at the north-west side of the Poiana Ruscă mountains, on the DN68 national road. The road stretches from Ilia to Lugoj—and on the CFR 212 railroad line.

Sites[edit]

At the north side of Făget the Bega river is visible; around it there are still signs of a medieval fortification dating 1548 (not fully studied yet).

This town also has on display busts of Eftimie Murgu, Victor Feneşiu and the aviation pioneer Traian Vuia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iordan, Iorgu (1963). Toponimia romînească. Bucharest: Editura Academiei Republicii Populare Romîne. p. 66. OCLC 460710897.