Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ravensca - Romania

Ravensca is one of six Czech-inhabited villages in Romania's Banat. It is located on a hill at an altitude of ca. 750 m above sea level and about 7 km southeast of Şopotu Nou village. Of the six Czech villages in the Banat, Ravensca is located at the highest altitude and the best preserved Czech language is spoken there. Thanks to its considerable isolation, the language is not overly influenced by Romanian and Serbian.

Photo by Ivo Fík Dokoupil

Ravensca has the most scenic location of the Banat's Czech villages, making it a favourite destination of romantic travelers. However, life on the mountain range is very hard, particularly in winter, when the village is almost completely cut off from the rest of the world. This is perhaps the reason for the rapid decrease in residents.

The village was founded in 1827. - in: wikipedia

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