Central Banat District

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Central Banat District
Srednjobanatski okrug
Средњобанатски округ
District of Serbia
Location of the Central Banat District within Serbia
Location of the Central Banat District within Serbia
Country  Serbia
Province Vojvodina
Administrative center Zrenjanin
Government
 • Commissioner Dušan Šijan
Area
 • Total 3,256 km2 (1,257 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 187,667
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code RS-02
Municipalities 4 and 1 city
Settlements 55
- Cities and towns 4
- Villages 51
Website www.srednjobanatski.okrug.gov.rs
Map of Central Banat District
Ethnic map of Central Banat District (2002 census)

The Central Banat District (Serbian: Средњобанатски округ, Srednjobanatski okrug, pronounced [srêdɲoːbǎnaːtskiː ôkruːɡ]) is one of seven administrative districts of the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Serbia. It lies in the geographical region of Banat. According to the 2011 census results, it has a population of 186,851 inhabitants. The administrative center is the city of Zrenjanin.

Name[edit]

In Serbian, the district is known as Srednjobanatski okrug or Средњобанатски округ, in Croatian as Srednjobanatski okrug, in Hungarian as Közép-bánsági körzet, in Slovak as Sredobanátsky okres, in Romanian as Districtul Banatul Central, and in Rusyn as Стредобанатски окрух.

Municipalities[edit]

It encompasses the municipalities of:

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1948 218,821 —    
1953 221,667 +1.3%
1961 229,812 +3.7%
1971 231,486 +0.7%
1981 230,962 −0.2%
1991 221,353 −4.2%
2002 208,456 −5.8%
2011 187,667 −10.0%
Source: [1]

According to the last official census done in 2011, the Central Banat District has 187,667 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups[edit]

Ethnic composition of the Central Banat district:[2]

Ethnic group Population
Serbs 134,264
Hungarians 23,550
Romani 7,267
Romanians 4,214
Slovaks 2,135
Croats 796
Yugoslavs 769
Macedonians 521
Montenegrins 378
Bulgarians 298
Germans 219
Albanians 194
Muslims 116
Slovenes 113
Russians 108
Others 12,725
Total 187,667

Churches[edit]

There are many buildings that stand out by their beauty: the Orthodox Church of Assumption from 1746, the Roman Catholic Church in Arač from 13th century and the Roman Catholic Cathedral from 1868 and the Reformatory Church from 1891.

Economy[edit]

Economy of Zrenjanin is diverse: industry, agriculture, forestry, building industry, and transport.

The leading branch is the food-processing industry, integrated under the "Servo Mihalj" Industrial - Agricultural Combine.

Other major representatives of the Zrenjanin economy are: the DD "ZIP" brewery, the DD "Luxol" chemical industry and sugar factory.

However, many companies are in very bad condition, except "Dijamant" oil industry and "Mlekoprodukt" milk factory.

The city of Zrenjanin used to be the fourth largest industry center in former Yugoslavia.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 16 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Попис становништва, домаћинстава и станова 2011. у Републици Србији" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Republički zavod za statistiku. Retrieved 16 January 2017. 

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°22′N 20°23′E / 45.367°N 20.383°E / 45.367; 20.383