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Timiș (river)

Coordinates: 44°50′53″N 20°38′08″E / 44.84806°N 20.63556°E / 44.84806; 20.63556
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Tamiš (Тамиш)
The Timiș (Tamiš) in Pančevo
CountryRomania, Serbia
Counties/ProvinceCaraș-Severin, Timiș, Vojvodina
TownsCaransebeș, Lugoj, Pančevo
Physical characteristics
SourceSemenic Mountains, Romania
 - locationnear Pančevo, Serbia
 - coordinates44°50′53″N 20°38′08″E / 44.84806°N 20.63556°E / 44.84806; 20.63556
Length359 km (223 mi)
Basin size10,280 km2 (3,970 sq mi)
 - locationmouth
 - average47 m3/s (1,700 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionDanubeBlack Sea
 - leftPogăniș, Bârzava/Brzava
 - rightBistra
Flood in Jaša Tomić in 2005

The Timiş or Tamiš (Romanian: Timiş; Serbian: Тамиш or Tamiš; German: Temesch; Hungarian: Temes) is a 359-kilometre (223-mile) long river coming up from the Semenic Mountains, the southern part of the 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 square kilometres (5.052 square miles). This includes 8.085 square kilometres (3.122 square miles) in Romania and 5,000 square kilometres (1,900 square miles) in Serbia.

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 kilometres (150 miles).

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-kilometre (73-mile) course through Serbia, it has only one tributary, Brzava, which is the longest one.

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 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]