Dumbrăvița is a small city which is in near vicinity of Timișoara. Practically, Timișoara is continuing in the North with Dumbrăvița.
Both cities are located in the south of the Western Plain, flanked by the Timis and Bega rivers.
According to a specialized study elaborated in 2013 by the Consultative Council for Regionalization, Dumbrăviţa is the most developed and wealthy locality in Romania. The first documentary evidence of Dumbrăvița dates back to 1891, the year when the town was established. Its founding was made by the Hungarian government, who ordered the clearing of an area in the forest surrounding Timisoara to integrate the new locality.
In 1964 the name of the locality was changed from Ujszentes to the current name “Dumbrăvița”. The locality benefited from the phenomenon of exurbation, through which the population of Timisoara moved here. The process has intensified since 2000, underlying exponential urban growth. Thus, in less than 10 years, the number of inhabitants has increased one and a half times, with subsequent growth prospects (source).
Timișoara is the second largest city in Romania and is the main economic center in the west of the country.
The name comes from the river Timiş (passing south of the city), called by the Romans in antiquity Tibiscus. The first documentary attestation dates back to the 12th century. Being under the domination of the Habsburg Empire for two centuries, a great part of the downtown buildings were built with influences from the Austrian architecture. It was the first city in Europe and the second in the world after New York, which used public lighting with electricity in 1884. Here was also the first horse-drawn tram in the current territory of Romania, which went on route on July 8, 1869, not so many years after New York (1825) and Paris (1854).
Timişoara is a multicultural city, which had and still has various ethnic communities, notably German, Hungarian and Serbian, but also Bulgarian, Italian and Greek. The diversity of the cultural heritage is the city’s strong point. From the tourist point of view, Timisoara has one of the largest collection of historical buildings in Romania, with three old urban districts: Cetate, Iosefin and Fabric. The architecture is influences of the Viennese Baroque, which earned itself, for the city, the surname of “Little Vienna” .
All-in-all, Dumbrăvița and Timisoara is a tourist friendly cities, with great opportunities to past you time, visiting the landscape, discovering it’s cultural attraction or just enjoying the tasteful local cuisine.