Podunavlje District

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Podunavski okrug
Подунавски округ
District of Serbia
Location of Podunavlje District in Serbia
Location of Podunavlje District in Serbia
Country  Serbia
Capital Smederevo
Government
 • Commissioner n/a
Area
 • Total 1,248 km2 (482 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 199,395
 • Density 159.8/km2 (414/sq mi)
Municipalities 2 and 1 city
Settlements 58
- Cities and towns 3
- Villages 55

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 199,395, and the Seat of the District is in the city of Smederevo.

Municipalities[edit]

It encompasses the municipalities of:

Demographics[edit]

According to the last official census done in 2011, the Podunavlje District has 199,395 inhabitants. 52.09% of the population lives in the urban areas. Ethnic composition of the district:

Ethnic group Population Percentage
Serbs 188,641 94,61%
Roma 3,312 1,66%
Macedonians 449 0,23%
Montenegrins 414 0,21%
Croats 256 0,13%
Yugoslavs 182 0,09%
Hungarians 159 0,08%
Others 5,982 3,00%
Total 199,395 100,00%

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1948 153,423
1961 180,558
1971 197,656
1981 220,930
1991 226,589
2002 210,290
2011 199,395

History and culture[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

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.

Settlements[edit]

Smederevska Palanka
Velika Plana

This is a list of the settlements in the Podunavlje District:

See also[edit]

Note: All official material made by Government of Serbia is public by law. Information was taken from official website.

Coordinates: 44°40′N 20°56′E / 44.667°N 20.933°E / 44.667; 20.933