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.
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.
Its name stems from the phrase "big building site" in Serbian. Names in other languages: Romanian: Gradiştea Mare.
Municipality of Veliko Gradište include following settlements:
- Veliko Gradište
- Češljeva bara
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Ethnic groups in the Veliko Gradište municipality (2002 census):