Banat

For the purpose of this article, Banat is a region in western Romania.

Understand

Banat is a geographical and historical region in Central Europe currently divided between Romania, Serbia and Hungary. This article refers to the Romanian part of the Banat, which consists of the Timiș and Caraș-Severin counties and the western part of Mehedinți county. For the Serbian part of Banat, see Vojvodina. The Hungarian part of Banat is included in the Great Hungarian Plain article.

The (Romanian part of) Banat is usually divided in:

Cities

Banat lowlands

Banat highlands

Other destinations

Cheile Carașului
Iron Gates

See

Monasteries

Museums

Natural attractions

Ruins

Do

Ski

Festivals

Drink

Most popular drink is rachie (read rakie), which is distilled from plums, at home. The difference between the rachie and the pălincă which you find in other parts of Romania is that rachie is single-distilled, which gives it a 30-something degree strength, while the pălincă is double-distilled and always above 50º.

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