Veliko Gradište

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Veliko Gradište

Велико Градиште
Town center of Veliko Gradiste and Orthodox church
Town center of Veliko Gradiste and Orthodox church
Coat of arms of Veliko Gradište
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Veliko Gradište within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Veliko Gradište within Serbia
Coordinates: 44°45′N 21°31′E / 44.750°N 21.517°E / 44.750; 21.517Coordinates: 44°45′N 21°31′E / 44.750°N 21.517°E / 44.750; 21.517
Country Serbia
RegionSouthern and Eastern Serbia
DistrictBraničevo
Settlements26
Government
 • MayorDragan Milić
Area
 • Town18.36 km2 (7.09 sq mi)
 • Municipality344.05 km2 (132.84 sq mi)
Elevation
72 m (236 ft)
Population
 (2011 census)[2]
 • Town
6,204
 • Town density340/km2 (880/sq mi)
 • Municipality
17,610
 • Municipality density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
12220
Area code+381(0)12
Car platesPO
ClimateCfb
Websitewww.velikogradiste.rs

Veliko Gradište (Serbian Cyrillic: Велико Градиште, pronounced [ʋělikoː ɡrâdiːʃte]) is a town and municipality located in the Braničevo District of the eastern Serbia. It is situated the right bank of the Danube river and left bank of the Pek river. In 2011, the town has a total population of 6,204, while the municipality has 17,610.

Name[edit]

The name means "big construction site" in Serbian. Names in other languages: Romanian: Gradiştea Mare.

History[edit]

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.[3]

Settlements[edit]

Aside from the town of Veliko Gradište, the municipality includes the following settlements:

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 census, the municipality has 17,610 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups[edit]

The ethnic groups in the Veliko Gradište municipality (as of 2011 census):

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Veliko Gradište (1981–2010, extremes 1961–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 17.5
(63.5)
22.2
(72.0)
28.0
(82.4)
30.4
(86.7)
35.3
(95.5)
38.6
(101.5)
43.6
(110.5)
40.6
(105.1)
36.1
(97.0)
31.1
(88.0)
27.1
(80.8)
17.7
(63.9)
43.6
(110.5)
Average high °C (°F) 3.5
(38.3)
6.1
(43.0)
11.9
(53.4)
18.0
(64.4)
23.3
(73.9)
26.4
(79.5)
28.9
(84.0)
29.0
(84.2)
23.8
(74.8)
17.7
(63.9)
10.3
(50.5)
4.6
(40.3)
16.9
(62.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 0.1
(32.2)
1.5
(34.7)
6.2
(43.2)
11.8
(53.2)
17.0
(62.6)
19.9
(67.8)
21.9
(71.4)
21.5
(70.7)
16.8
(62.2)
11.7
(53.1)
6.0
(42.8)
1.4
(34.5)
11.3
(52.3)
Average low °C (°F) −2.9
(26.8)
−2.4
(27.7)
1.4
(34.5)
6.1
(43.0)
11.0
(51.8)
13.7
(56.7)
15.2
(59.4)
15.1
(59.2)
11.4
(52.5)
7.2
(45.0)
2.4
(36.3)
−1.5
(29.3)
6.4
(43.5)
Record low °C (°F) −26.4
(−15.5)
−22.6
(−8.7)
−19.6
(−3.3)
−7.9
(17.8)
−1.0
(30.2)
2.4
(36.3)
5.9
(42.6)
5.7
(42.3)
−2.1
(28.2)
−6.9
(19.6)
−14.2
(6.4)
−19.4
(−2.9)
−26.4
(−15.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 45.0
(1.77)
42.2
(1.66)
41.5
(1.63)
57.2
(2.25)
59.8
(2.35)
81.6
(3.21)
61.4
(2.42)
55.9
(2.20)
57.5
(2.26)
51.8
(2.04)
48.4
(1.91)
50.7
(2.00)
653.0
(25.71)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 13 12 12 13 13 13 10 9 10 10 11 14 138
Average snowy days 9 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 31
Average relative humidity (%) 83 77 69 67 68 70 68 67 72 74 78 83 73
Mean monthly sunshine hours 67.2 95.5 151.8 183.5 235.6 257.0 291.3 280.5 203.9 156.8 92.1 58.6 2,073.8
Source: Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia[4]

Economy[edit]

The following table gives a preview of total number of employed people per their core activity (as of 2017):[5]

Activity Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 103
Mining 9
Processing industry 292
Distribution of power, gas and water 23
Distribution of water and water waste management 34
Construction 168
Wholesale and retail, repair 526
Traffic, storage and communication 185
Hotels and restaurants 238
Media and telecommunications 17
Finance and insurance 42
Property stock and charter 1
Professional, scientific, innovative and technical activities 89
Administrative and other services 37
Administration and social assurance 298
Education 297
Healthcare and social work 146
Art, leisure and recreation 50
Other services 71
Total 2,626

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  2. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia: Comparative Overview of the Number of Population in 1948, 1953, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2002 and 2011, Data by settlements" (PDF). Statistical Office of Republic Of Serbia, Belgrade. 2014. ISBN 978-86-6161-109-4. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  3. ^ Heroic themes of the Trojan War cycle in Roman funerary art example of a relief from Pincum. Balcanica, (37), 25-45.
  4. ^ "Monthly and annual means, maximum and minimum values of meteorological elements for the period 1981 - 2010" (in Serbian). Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  5. ^ "ОПШТИНЕ И РЕГИОНИ У РЕПУБЛИЦИ СРБИЈИ, 2018" (PDF). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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