Cărpiniș

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Cărpiniș
Commune
Country  Romania
County ROU Timis County CoA.svg Timiș
Government
 • Mayor Ion Sima (PSD)
Population (2002)[1] 7,166
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Cărpiniș (Hungarian: Gyertyámos) is a commune in Timiș County, Romania. It is composed of two villages, Cărpiniș and Iecea Mică (Kisjécsa). It also included Iecea Mare village until it was split off to form a separate commune in 2004.

Name[edit]

In German, it is known as Gertianosch or Gertjanosch, in Hungarian as Gyertyámos, and in Serbian as Карпиниш / Karpiniš.

Localization[edit]

Cărpiniș is situated on DN59A at a distance of 27.9 km from Timișoara and 15,3 km from Jimbolia, the closest city. Cărpiniș has a CFR Train station for the line Cărpiniș-Timișoara and Cărpiniș-Ionel.

History[edit]

In year 1387 Cărpiniș is documentary certified. Like in many other villages from Banat, Cărpiniș was colonized by German families from the Habsburg Empire (around the year 1767).

Economy[edit]

Cărpiniș is one of the biggest villages in Timiș County, having a big influence on the economies of the surrounding villages and a clear urban evolution.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002 Archived 2010-03-24 at the Wayback Machine.; retrieved on March 1, 2010

Coordinates: 45°47′14″N 20°54′16″E / 45.7872°N 20.9044°E / 45.7872; 20.9044