Buziaș

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Buziaș
Town
Buzias Ansamblu balnear (2).jpg
Coat of arms of Buziaș
Coat of arms
Buziaș is located in Romania
Buziaș
Buziaș
Location of Buziaș
Coordinates: 45°39′0″N 21°36′0″E / 45.65000°N 21.60000°E / 45.65000; 21.60000Coordinates: 45°39′0″N 21°36′0″E / 45.65000°N 21.60000°E / 45.65000; 21.60000
Country  Romania
County ROU Timis County CoA.svg Timiș
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Sorin Munteanu (PNL)
Area
 • Total 105.2 km2 (40.6 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 6,504
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Climate Cfb
Website http://www.primbuzias.rdstm.ro/

Buziaș is a town in Timiș County, Romania. As of 2011, it had a population of 6,504.

Name[edit]

In German: (Bad) Busiasch, in Hungarian: Buziás or Buziásfürdő, in Serbian: Бузјаш or Buzjaš.

History[edit]

The town was first mentioned in 1321 in a document of Charles I of Hungary. It was declared a city in 1956. It administers two villages, Bacova (Bakowa, Bakóvár) and Silagiu (Nagyszilas).

Health spa[edit]

Buziaș is an old health spa, the first establishments being built in 1819. In 1839 was declared a spa. The mineral waters of Buziaș are used in the treatment of a wide range of diseases. They are also bottled for common use.

Dendrological park[edit]

The park of Buziaș, with a surface of over 20 ha, is a dendrological park with many rare species of trees, the most important being the plane (Platanus). The architectural symbolic element of the spa is the covered colonnade of the park built in Turkish-Byzantine style, unique to Romania. The only two other similar promenades in Europe are found in Karlovy Vary and Baden-Baden.

Transport[edit]

Buziaş train station

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

Demographics[edit]

According to 2011 census:

Ethnic group Number Percentage
Romanians 5,847 89.89%
Hungarians 204 3.13%
Germans 148 2.27%
Romani 206 3.16%
Other 98 1.7%
Total 6,504 100%
Historical population of Buziaș[1]
Year Population Romanians Hungarians Germans
1880 6,091 40.5% 10.3% 42.3%
1890 6,776 41.7% 10.5% 46.4%
1900 7,191 41.1% 12.5% 45.4%
1910 7,141 41.6% 15.5% 41.6%
1920 6,651 41.6% 9% 47.7%
1930 6,764 39.6% 10.6% 46.6%
1941 6,547 41.6% 7.7% 47.2%
1956 7,203 54.5% 8.1% 34.4%
1966 7,310 60.7% 7.4% 30.7%
1977 7,976 65.8% 6.1% 24.7%
1992 8,041 84.1% 4.8% 6.4%
2002[2] 12,772 87.4% 4.1% 3.6%

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