Due to its geographical position, Timisoara is confronted in the last years with several types of populations flows, belonging both to the emigration and immigration phenomenon, as follows:
- emigration, mainly towards countries of Western and Southern Europe;
- several transit and permanent immigration flows coming: from different other regions of Romania (e.g. Moldova, Transylvania, Oltenia) or from the Ex-Soviet Union republics (e.g. Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia etc.) toward our city or toward the Western Europe countries;
- immigration flow coming from Asia (China, India, Pakistan, Sri-Lanka, Afghanistan, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Iran etc.), Africa and Western Europe.
This phenomenon concerns currently small numbers of people but, as its dynamics over the past few years show, it is expected to grow significantly in the near future.