Požarevac


Požarevac

Infobox Serbia municipality
native_name = Пожаревац|official_name=Požarevac
image_shield = Grb-Pozarevac.jpg
district = Braničevo


mayor = Dušan Vujčić (SPS)
area_km2 = 482
population_total = 41736 | mpop=74902
date-pop = | mpop=74902
latd = 44| latm = 37|longd = 21| longm = 11
code = 12
settlements = 27
plates = PO
postal_code = 12000
website = www.pozarevac.org.yu

Požarevac (Serbian Cyrillic: Пожаревац) is a city located in Serbia at coord|44|37|12|N|21|11|23|E|type:city. It is the administrative center of the Braničevo District of Serbia. In 2002, the city had total population of 41,736.

Name

In Serbian, the city is known as "Požarevac" (Пожаревац), in Romanian as "Pojarevaţ" or "Podu Lung", in Turkish as "Pasarofça", in German as "Passarowitz", and in Hungarian as "Pozsarevác".

Its name means "fire-town" in Serbian.

History

It is historically known as the site of the signing the Treaty of Passarowitz (1718) and, then known as Margus, for a treaty between the Hun leaders Attila and Bleda and the Byzantine Empire (435 AD). Margus was sacked by the Huns in their invasion of the Eastern Roman Empire in 442.

It is also where former President of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević was born on 20 August 1941 and buried on 18 March 2006.

Municipality

Municipality of Požarevac include following settlements:
*Bare
*Batovac
*Beranje
*Bradarac
*Bratinac
*Brežane
*Bubušinac
*Dragovac
*Drmno
*Dubravica
*Živica
*Kasidol
*Klenovnik
*Kličevac
*Kostolac
*Lučica
*Maljurevac
*Nabrđe
*Ostrovo
*Petka
*Poljana
*Prugovo
*Rečica
*Selo Kostolac
*Trnjane
*Ćirikovac

Population through history

During time of the Principality of Serbia,Požarevac was among the largest cities (after Belgrade,Niš,Kragujevac and Leskovac). After World War I and World War II population declined because of the war losses.

*1900: 12,980
*1905: 12,162
*1910: 13,613
*1921: 11,500
*1931: 14,042
*1941: 16,300 (estimate)
*1948: 15,474
*1953: 18,529
*1961: 24,269
*1971: 32,828
*1981: 39,735
*1991: 41,160
*2002: 41,736
*2007: 44,258 (estimate)

Demographics

Ethnic groups in the Požarevac municipality (2002 census):
*Serbs = 68,779
*Roma = 2,603
*Yugoslavs = 275
*Montenegrins = 262
*Macedonians = 174
*Croats = 117
*Vlachs = 109

Politics

Seats in the municipality parliament won in the 2004 local elections: [http://www.cesid.org/lokalni2004/rezultati.jsp?opstina=70947]
*Socialist Party of Serbia (16)
*Democratic Party (15)
*Serbian Radical Party (10)
*Democratic Party of Serbia (9)
*Serbian Strength Movement (8)
*Coalition "Because of Požarevac" (6)
*G17 Plus (4)

Gallery

ee also

*List of places in Serbia

External links

*http://www.pozarevac.net
*http://pozarevac.com
*http://pozarevac.tk


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