Veliko Gradište

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Veliko Gradište
Велико Градиште
Municipality and Town
Town center of Veliko Gradiste and Orthodox church
Town center of Veliko Gradiste and Orthodox church
Coat of arms of Veliko Gradište
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Veliko Gradište within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Veliko Gradište within Serbia
Coordinates: 44°45′N 21°31′E / 44.750°N 21.517°E / 44.750; 21.517Coordinates: 44°45′N 21°31′E / 44.750°N 21.517°E / 44.750; 21.517
Country  Serbia
District Braničevo
Settlements 26
Government
 • Mayor Lopov
Area[1]
 • Municipality 344 km2 (133 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Town 5,868
 • Municipality 17,559
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12220
Area code +381 12
Car plates PO
Website www.velikogradiste.org.rs
Veliko Gradiste2.jpg

Veliko Gradište (Serbian Cyrillic: Велико Градиште, pronounced [ʋělikoː ɡrâdiːʃte]) is a town and municipality located in Serbia, in north-east Serbia (Braničevo District), on the right bank of the Danube river and left bank of the Pek river. In 2011, the town has total population of 5,868, while the municipality has 17,559.

History[edit]

Thracians and Dacians lived in the region prior to the Roman conquering of the Balkans in the 1st century BC, when the town was known as "Pincum", in the province of Upper Moesia. The Pincum relief of the Trojan Cycle depicting Achilles and Hector was found in Ritopek.[3]

Name[edit]

Its name stems from the phrase "big building site" in Serbian. Names in other languages: Romanian: Gradiştea Mare.

Settlements[edit]

Municipality of Veliko Gradište include following settlements:

  • Veliko Gradište
  • Biskuplje
  • Garevo
  • Desina
  • Doljšnica
  • Đurakovo
  • Zatonje
  • Kamijevo
  • Pederijevo
  • Kurjače
  • Kumane
  • Kusiće
  • Ljubinje
  • Majilovac
  • Makce
  • Ostrovo
  • Pečanica
  • Požeženo
  • Ram
  • Sirakovo
  • Srednjevo
  • Topolovnik
  • Tribrode
  • Carevac
  • Češljeva bara

Ethnic groups[edit]

Ethnic groups in the Veliko Gradište municipality (2002 census):

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  2. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia: Comparative Overview of the Number of Population in 1948, 1953, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2002 and 2011, Data by settlements". Statistical Office of Republic Of Serbia, Belgrade. 2014. ISBN 978-86-6161-109-4. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  3. ^ Heroic themes of the Trojan War cycle in Roman funerary art example of a relief from Pincum. Balcanica, (37), 25-45.

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