Timiş River

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Serbian: Tamiš (Тамиш)
Pancevo Tamis.JPG
The Timiş river near Pančevo
Countries Romania, Serbia
Counties/Province Caraş-Severin County, Vojvodina
 - left Bârzava/Brzava
 - right Bistra
Towns Caransebeș, Lugoj, Pančevo
Source Semenic Mountains
 - location Carpathian Mountains, Caraş-Severin County, Romania
Mouth Danube
 - location Pančevo, Serbia
Length 339.8 km (211 mi)
Basin 13,085 km² (5,052 sq mi)
 - average 47 /s (1,660 cu ft/s)
Timiş river map
Timiş river map
Flood in Jaša Tomić in 2005

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.

Characteristics[change | change source]

The Timiş River's Drainage area covers 13.085 km² (in Romania 8.085 km², in Serbia 5,000 km²).

The river starts at the joining of the headwaters Brebu,
Grădiştea and Semenic in Lake Trei Ape.

Tributaries[change | change source]

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.

Settlements[change | change source]

Romania[change | change source]

Big cities in the rivers Romanian flow are Caransebeş and Lugoj.

These are the smaller smaller towns and cities that lie along the Timiş River:

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.

Serbia[change | change source]