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Свињица / Svinjica  (Serbian)
Szinice (Hungarian)
Location of Svinița within Mehedinți County
Location of Svinița within Mehedinți County
Svinița is located in Romania
Location of Svinița within Mehedinți County
Coordinates: 44°30′N 22°06′E / 44.500°N 22.100°E / 44.500; 22.100Coordinates: 44°30′N 22°06′E / 44.500°N 22.100°E / 44.500; 22.100
Country Romania
County Mehedinți County
 • Mayor Nicolaie Curici (since 2008)
 • Total 91.45 km2 (35.31 sq mi)
Elevation 135 m (443 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 925
 • Density 10/km2 (26/sq mi)
Postal code 227440

Svinița (Romanian: Svinița, Serbian: Свињица or Svinjica, Hungarian: Szinice) is a commune in Mehedinți County, Romania, located on the Danube (in the area of the Banat known as Clisura Dunării - Banatska Klisura in Serbian). It is composed of a single village, Svinița. In 2011, its population numbered 928 people and was mostly composed of Serbs. It is one of four localities in the county located in the Banat.


The name Svinjica means "the pig place" or "little pig" in Serbian.


In the autumn of 1848, the locality was the site of a daring escape of Wallachian revolutionaries kept in Ottoman custody. Maria Rosetti and Constantin Daniel Rosenthal called on the local mayor to demand that Ottoman guards hand in their weapons on what was at the time Austrian soil, and all persons arrested were consequently free to go.


Location of Sviniţa commune

Ethnic groups (2011 census):[1]


The commune is officially bilingual, with both Romanian and Serbian being used as working languages on public signage and in administration, education and justice.


As of 2011, most of the inhabitants of the commune (90.27%) were Serbian Orthodox by religion, while most of the rest are Romanian Orthodox (6.48%).[2]


  1. ^ 2011 census data
  2. ^ Rezultatele finale ale Recensământului din 2011: "Tab13. Populația stabilă după religie – județe, municipii, orașe, comune". Institutul Național de Statistică din România. Retrieved 10 September 2015.  (in Romanian)

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