Gătaia

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Gătaia
Town
Gătaia train station
Gătaia train station
Gătaia is located in Romania
Gătaia
Gătaia
Coordinates: 45°26′N 21°26′E / 45.433°N 21.433°E / 45.433; 21.433
Country  Romania
County Actual Timis county CoA.svg Timiș
Government
 • Mayor Raul Cozarov (PDL)
Population (2011)[1] 5,449
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
2002 8,103 —    
2011 5,449 −32.8%
Source: Census data

Gătaia is a town in Timiş County, Banat, western Romania. It is located on the Bârzava River at 52 km (32 mi) from Timişoara and 47 km (29 m) from Reşiţa.

Name[edit]

In German: Gattaja; in Hungarian: Gátalja; in Serbian: Гатаја / Gataja.

Villages[edit]

It administers five villages: Butin, Percosova, Sculia, Șemlacu Mare and Șemlacu Mic. Declared a town in 2004, it also administered four other villages until that time, when they were split off to form Birda Commune.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2011 census, 78.1% of inhabitants were Romanians, 11.6% Hungarians, 1% Germans, 0.6% Roma and 8.4% other.

Transport[edit]

Train services to Buziaş and Jamu Mare are operated by Regiotrans.

Notable people[edit]

It is the birthplace of Adalbert Deşu, a Romanian football striker, who played at the 1930 FIFA World Cup with the Romanian national football team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2011; retrieved on May 22, 2012

Coordinates: 45°26′N 21°26′E / 45.433°N 21.433°E / 45.433; 21.433