Lugoj

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Lugoj (German: Lugosch, Hungarian: Lugos) (postal code: 305500) is a city in Timiş County, Banat, western Romania, situated on both banks of the Timiş River, which divides the city in two quarters, the Romanian on the right and the German on the left bank. It is the seat of a bishopric of the Romanian Greek-Catholic Uniate Church.

Lugoj was once a strongly fortified place and of greater relative importance than at present. In August 1849 it was the last seat of the Hungarian revolutionary government, and the last resort of Lajos Kossuth and several other leaders of the national cause, previous to their escape to the Ottoman Empire.

A very common myth about Lugoj is that the population is mainly female. It is said that there are "7 women to 1 man". This is because before 1989 there were many textile factories here and the workers were mostly women.

Also, many workers went to and from the factory by bicycle, so Lugoj became famous for its many bicycles.

The composer György Kurtág was born here in 1926.

Population

  • 1900: 16,126
  • 2000: 44,571
  • 2004: 46,189

Demographics

According to the 2002 census, Lugoj has the following ethnic breakdown:

Lugoj people

  1. Valeriu Braniste
  2. Bela Lugosi
  3. Coriolan Brediceanu
  4. György Kurtág
  5. Lavinia Miloşovici

Education

Colegiul National Coriolan Brediceanu - one of the best schools not only in Lugoj, but also in the Timiş county, according to several classifications made in the past years.

Municipalities in RomaniaTimiş CountyBanat


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