Făget map

The Făget ethnographic zone opens into the Câmpia Banatului plain region, and shares its history with Banat, but Făget has its own identity and is an interference zone ethnographically with the zones of Hunedoara and Pădureni. This is particularly evident in the traditional costumes which share influences from Banat and Hunedoara[1].

The Făget area consists of 12 comune and around 58 villages, the majority of the population being Romanian, plus a few of villages having a Hungarian and German minority who arrived during the Hapsburg period. A couple of villages have toponyms reflecting the old political organisations; Jupani, Jupânești from Jupan a Romanian boyar (noble) of the highest rank, and Ohaba refers to either a hereditary estate or immunity for the nobility and monasteries in the medieval ages.

The western delimitation is not well defined as the valley opens out towards Lugoj.
Note: Crivina is included in the reference[1] but is clearly connected to the Timiș valley.


  1. Grigorescu, Elena; Blaj, Violeta (1985). Zona Etnografică Făget. București: Editura Sport Turism.
Published on 20th July 2019, last modified on 3rd May 2021