|District of Serbia|
Location of Podunavlje District in Serbia
|• Total||1,248 km2 (482 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||158.8/km2 (411/sq mi)|
|Municipalities||2 and 1 city|
|- Cities and towns||3|
The Podunavlje District (Serbian: Подунавски округ, Podunavski okrug) lies in Serbia, it expands across the central part of Serbia. The population of the district is 198,184, and the Seat of the District is in the city of Smederevo.
It encompasses the municipalities of:
|This article is outdated. (November 2011)|
Total population of the District in 2011 has 198,184 inhabitants, including:
- Serbs = 202,782 (96.5%)
- Roma = 2,541 (1.2%)
- Macedonians = 555 (0.3%)
- Yugoslavs = 471 (0.2%)
- Croats = 326 (0.2%)
- Hungarians = 186 (0.1%)
- Romanians = 136 (0.1%)
- Others = 3,293 (1.4%)
History and culture
Smederevo was the capital of the Serb State in the fourteenth century - there stood the royal palace at the time of the then Serbian ruler Đurađ Branković. Today, in the remnants of the Smederevo fortress, finished in 1430, traces of the former palace, chapel, and the house of the royal family can be discerned. At the old city cemetery stands a church from the fourteenth century, assumed to have been the family vault of the Serb ruler Đurađ Branković, which gave rise to numerous legends.
This area is also well known as the place of the Karađorđe's assassination after The First Serbian Uprising around the Pokajnica monastery near Velika Plana.
In economic regard, Smederevo is today one of the leading cities in Serbia. Its major companies are the Smederevo Metal-processing Combine, the DP "Zelvoz" working on the technology of passenger, transport and special railroad cars, the "Fagram" holding enterprise producing constructional machines - which, together with the "Tehnogas", "Jugopetrol", and "Lasta" have contributed to making this region a successful and dynamic industrial center.
This is a list of the settlements in the Podunavlje District:
- Dobri Do
- Mala Krsna
- Mala Plana
- Malo Orašje
- Novo Selo
- Smederevska Palanka
- Staro selo
- Veliko Orašje
- Velika Plana
- Vlaški Do
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