|Town and municipality|
Town center of Veliko Gradiste and Orthodox church
Location of the municipality of Veliko Gradište within Serbia
|Region||Southern and Eastern Serbia|
|• Mayor||Dragan Milić|
|• Municipality||344 km2 (133 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code||+381 12|
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 total population of 6,204, while the municipality has 17,610.
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.
Aside from the town of Veliko Gradište, the municipality includes the following settlements:
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Ethnic groups in the Veliko Gradište municipality (2002 census):
- "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
- "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.
- Heroic themes of the Trojan War cycle in Roman funerary art example of a relief from Pincum. Balcanica, (37), 25-45.
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