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Rusca Montană is a commune in Caraş-Severin County, Banat, Romania, consisting of the villages Rusca Montană (residence) and Rușchiţa. The commune is located at the foot of the Poiana Ruscă Mountains, on both sides of the Bistricioara River, which springs from the Padeș Peak.
Location: 45°33'57.07"N,  22°27'36.08"E
    
Rusca Montană commune is situated at the foot of the Poiana Ruscă Mountains, at the border with Hunedoara County and Timiș County.
The county road DJ 684 connects the commune with the rest of the localities in Caraş-Severin County.

History
The name of the commune comes from the Poiana Ruscă Mountains, rusca meaning "the village below the mountain".
Prior to the start of mining and forests, this area was uninhabited.

In the eighteenth century there were brought here settlers who started the exploitation of the forest or of the iron, silver, lead and zinc mines, but also the marble.

The village of Ruşchiţa was born as a colony of miners, which arose with the settlement Rusca Montană.
 
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