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Orsova (Romania, Mehedinti)

Oraşul Orşova

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Orşova (in Hungarian Orsova) is a town in Mehedinţi County of Romania on the left bank of the Danube River. In the territory of the town there was a Roman settlement Dierna Municipium (Dacia Province) The first mention of the settlement is from the 12th century.The settlement was in Temes County of the Kingdom of Hungary. 1524-1718 it was under Turkish rule.1718-1872 it was part of the Military Borderlands.

In 1910 Orsova is a village in the Orsova district of Krassó-Szörény (Caraş-Severin) County. Inhabitants in 1910: 5.795; 2.015 (34,7%) German, 1.870 (32,3%) Hungarian, 1.360 (23,5%) Rumanian, 262 (4,5%) Serb, 223 (3,8) Czech and 65 (1,1%) other by mother tongue, 3.339 (57,6%) Roman Catholic, 1.658 (28,6) Greek Catholic, 253 (4,4%) Jew and 509 (8,8%) other by religion.

06.09.1916 - 08.12.1916 under Rumanian occupation. 08.11.1918 - 19.05.1919 under French occupation. From 1919/1920 (Romanian occupation / Treaty of Trianon) it is part of Romania. The settlement was a town 1952-1960 in Timişoara Region, 1960-1968 in Banat Region and from 1968 is in Mehedinţi County. In 1971 the settlement was destroyed because a hydroeletric dam and was rebuilt in a higher place.

István Molnár, 7 January 2001

Historical flag of Orsova (Kingdom of Hungary)

[flag of Orsova, Krassó-Szörény county, Hungary 1910] by István Molnár, 7 January 2001

This flag appears at Dr. Széll Sándor: Városaink neve, címere és lobogója (1941) as "Orsova, Krassó-Szörény Co.". István Molnár, 7 January 2001