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Timișoara is the capital and the largest city of the historic region of Banat. It has always been a multicultural and multietnical region.
During its long history,the city had a great cultural,economical and political importance whether it was part of Hungary (being its capital between 1315-1323), Ottoman Empire, Austria, Austria-Hungary or Romania.
The Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture resembles the the two capitals which had the greatest influence on the city, Budapest and Vienna. After it was occupied by the Austrian army in 1716 it started to develop rapidly, gaining the nickname "Little Vienna".
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