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The Bega Channel - A Landmark in the Banat Region


  • Christina Mitariu

    () (Dimitrie Cantemir christian University of Bucharest, Faculty of Management in Tourism and Commerce Timisoara, Romania)


The Bega Channel represents a landmark both for the Banat region and for the city of Timisoara, being the proof of progress and of civilization in a century when this area could compete with Western areas from many points of view. Timisoara 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, Timisoara becomes the first city on the territory of present day Romania to use this means of public transport.

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  • Christina Mitariu, 2012. "The Bega Channel - A Landmark in the Banat Region," Quaestus Multidisciplinary Research Journal, Faculty of Management in Tourism and Commerce Timisoara, "Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University, Timisoara, Romania, vol. 1(1), pages 54-57, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:dcc:journl:v:1:y:2012:i:1:p:54-57

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    Bega channel; Banat; navigation; tourist potential;


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