Podunavlje District

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Podunavlje District
Подунавски округ
Podunavski okrug
District of Serbia
Location of the Podunavlje District within Serbia
Location of the Podunavlje District within Serbia
Country  Serbia
Region Southern and Eastern Serbia
Administrative center Smederevo
Government
 • Commissioner Radoslav Cokić
Area
 • Total 1,248 km2 (482 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 199,395
 • Density 159.8/km2 (414/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code RS-10
Municipalities 2 and 1 city
Settlements 58
- Cities and towns 3
- Villages 55
Website www.podunavskiokrug.rs

The Podunavlje District (Serbian: Подунавски округ/Podunavski okrug, pronounced [pôdǔnaʋskiː ôkruːɡ]) is one of nine administrative districts of Southern and Eastern Serbia. It expands across the central parts of Serbia. According to the 2011 census results, it has a population of 199,395 inhabitants, and the administrative center is the city of Smederevo.

Cities and municipalities[edit]

It encompasses the municipalities of:

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1948 153,039 —    
1953 164,975 +7.8%
1961 180,122 +9.2%
1971 197,205 +9.5%
1981 220,425 +11.8%
1991 226,089 +2.6%
2002 209,987 −7.1%
2011 199,395 −5.0%
Source: [1]

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 groups[edit]

Ethnic composition of the district:

Ethnic group Population Percentage
Serbs 188,641 94,61%
Romani 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%

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]

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

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 11 January 2017. 

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

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