The Bega Channel – A Landmark In The Banat Region
AbstractThe Bega Channel represents a landmark both for the Banat region and for the city of Timiºoara, being the proof of progress and of civilization in a century when this area could compete with Western areas from many points of view. Timiºoara had had many benefits from the river as a means of transport, before the railroad was built in 1857. The river used to be the only link to Central and Western Europe, as goods were transported by ship to Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Moreover, the first hydraulic pump that was installed in the Fabric neighbourhood allowed the households to receive drinkable water. In 1869, the ships started to transport passengers on the Bega channel. Thus, Timiºoara becomes the first city on the territory of present day Romania to use this means of public transport.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Department of Commerce, Tourism, Services, Faculty of Management in Tourism and Commerce Timisoara, "Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University Bucharest in its journal Quaestus.
Volume (Year): 1 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Bega channel; Banat; navigation; tourist potential;
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