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The Tamiš river near Pančevo
|Countries||Romania (Caraş-Severin County, Timiş County)
Serbia (Vojvodina Province)
Râul Rece (Hideg),
|- location||Semenic Mountains,
Junction of headwaters Brebu,
Grădiştea and Semenic in Lake Trei Ape., Romania
|Mouth||Danube near Pančevo, Serbia|
|Length||339.8 km (211 mi)|
|Basin||13,085 km² (5,052 sq mi)|
|- average||47 m³/s (1,660 cu ft/s)|
The Timiş or Tamiš (Romanian: Timiş; Serbian: Тамиш or Tamiš; German: Temesch; Hungarian: Temes) is a 359 kilometer long river coming up from the Semenic Mountains, the southern part Carpathian Mountains, in Caraş-Severin County, Romania. It flows through the Banat region and into the Danube near Pančevo, in the northern part of Serbia.
The Timiş River's Drainage area covers 13.085 km² (in Romania 8.085 km², in Serbia 5,000 km²).
The river flows through Romania for 241 km.
These are the tributaries of the Timiş River: Râul Rece, Slatina, Valea Mare, Măcicaş River, Pârâul Lung, Armeniş River, Sebeş, Bistra, Şurgani River, Timişana, Pogăniş River, Timişul Mort River and Vena Mare. In its 118 km course through Serbia it has only one tributary, albeit the longest one, Brzava.
These are the smaller smaller towns and cities that lie along the Timiş River:
- Sadova Veche
- Valea Timişului
- Căvăran (Constantin Daicoviciu)
- Crai Nou, TimişCrai Nou
One of the big Romanian cities, Timişoara, though the name makes it seem like it, is not settled on the river. Although, the name comes from the river, when about 800 years ago the region was a swampy one and the Timiş had a very large flow area. In 1728 when the rivers Timiş and Bega were canalized, Timiş stopped to flow through the city.