Archaeological sites in Požarevac

Požarevac

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Požarevac (Serbian Cyrillic: Пожаревац) is a city located in Serbia at . 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 was known as Margus in Latin during the Roman occupation in the 1st century AD, it was inhabited by Thracians, Dacians and Celtics.

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.

Today, it is perhaps best known as the hometown of former President Slobodan Milošević. He was born here on 20 August 1941 during the Axis occupation in World War II and later buried on 18 March 2006 after his trial at The Hague ended without a verdict.

In June 2008, a Triballian (Thracian) grave was found together with ceramics (urns), dating from 1st millennium BC

Municipality

Municipality of Požarevac include following settlements:

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: [1]

  • 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)

Education

  • Požarevac Gymnasium (Požaravačka gimnazija), a co-educational gymnasium

Famous Citizens

  • Velibor Vasović
  • Milivoje Živanović
  • Bora Spužić Kvaka
  • Zorica Brunclik
  • Dragana Mirković
  • Milena Pavlović-Barili
  • Slobodan Milošević
  • Mirjana Marković

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See also

  • List of places in Serbia
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