South Banat District

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South Banat District
Južnobanatski okrug
Јужнобанатски округ
District of Serbia
Location of the South Banat District within Serbia
Location of the South Banat District within Serbia
Country  Serbia
Province Vojvodina
Administrative center Pančevo
Government
 • Commissioner Danijela Lončar
Area
 • Total 4,245 km2 (1,639 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 291,327
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code RS-04
Municipalities 8 (2 cities)
Settlements 94
- Cities and towns 10
- Villages 84
Website juznobanatski.okrug.gov.rs
Map of South Banat District
Ethnic map of South Banat District

The South Banat District (Serbian: Јужнобанатски округ, Južnobanatski okrug, pronounced [jûʒnobǎnaːtskiː ôkruːɡ]) is one of seven administrative districts of the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Serbia. The administrative center of the district is the city of Pančevo. The district lies in the region of Banat. According to the 2011 census results, it has a population of 291,327 inhabitants.

Name[edit]

In Serbian, the district is known as Južnobanatski okrug (Јужнобанатски округ), in Croatian as Južnobanatski okrug, in Hungarian as Dél-bánsági körzet, in Slovak as Juhobanátsky okres, in Romanian as Districtul Banatul de Sud, and in Rusyn as /Јужнобанатски окрух/.

Municipalities[edit]

It encompasses the following municipalities:

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1948 279,092 —    
1953 291,125 +4.3%
1961 320,187 +10.0%
1971 331,285 +3.5%
1981 340,189 +2.7%
1991 328,428 −3.5%
2002 313,937 −4.4%
2011 293,730 −6.4%
Source: [1]

According to the last official census done in 2011, the South Banat District has 293,730 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups[edit]

Most of the municipalities in the district have an ethnic Serb majority, while the municipality of Kovačica is ethnically mixed, with a relative Slovak majority (41.8%). Ethnic composition of the South Banat district:[2]

Ethnic group Population
Serbs 208,462
Romanians 18,000
Slovaks 13,777
Hungarians 13,194
Romani 8,025
Macedonians 6,548
Croats 1,512
Yugoslavs 1,178
Montenegrins 921
Bulgarians 757
Muslims 586
Germans 472
Slovenes 358
Albanians 250
Russians 184
Bosniaks 144
Vlachs 123
Others 19,239
Total 293,730

Culture[edit]

Pančevo is distinguished for its numerous cultural institutions: the National Library 'Veljko Vlahović', the Historic Archives, and the Institute for Protection of Culture Monuments.

The most remarkable cultural monuments in this region are the Vojlovica Monastery built in 1405, the Church of Assumption, the Church of Transfiguration built in 1811 and the National Museum built in 1833.

Economy[edit]

In this modern, industrial region stand out the Pančevo Oil Refinery, the Azotara Fertilizers Plants, and the Pančevo Petrochemistry.

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: 44°52′N 20°38′E / 44.867°N 20.633°E / 44.867; 20.633