|City of Po?arevac|
Location of the city of Po?arevac within Serbia
|Region||Southern and Eastern Serbia|
|o Mayor||Bane Spasovi? (SNS)|
|o Urban||74.39 km2 (28.72 sq mi)|
|o Administrative||483.18 km2 (186.56 sq mi)|
|Elevation||81 m (266 ft)|
|o Urban density||590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|o Administrative density||160/km2 (400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Po?arevac (Serbian Cyrillic: , pronounced [pare?ats]) is a city and the administrative center of the Brani?evo District in eastern Serbia. It is located between three rivers: Danube, Great Morava and Mlava. As of 2011, the city has a population of 44,183 inhabitants, while the city administrative area has 75,334 inhabitants.
One pretext for the Hun invasion of the Eastern Roman Empire in 442 was that the Bishop of Margus had crossed the Danube to ransack and desecrate the royal Hun graves on the north bank of the Danube. When the Romans discussed handing over the Bishop, he slipped away and betrayed the city to the Huns, who then sacked the city and went on to invade as far as the gates of Constantinople itself.
After the fall of the Hunnic Empire, the area was again controlled by the Eastern Roman Empire. In the 6th century, it was briefly controlled by the Kingdom of the Gepids. Since the 6th century, the area was populated by Slavs, but the Eastern Roman Empire held a nominal control over the region until the 8th century when Balkan Slavs achieved de facto independence from the Eastern Empire. It was also ruled by Avar Khaganate before their demolition by Charlemagne. The area was subsequently included into the Bulgarian Empire and was alternately ruled by the Bulgarian Empire, the Byzantine Empire and the Kingdom of Hungary until the 13th century.
In the 13th century, the area was ruled by independent local Slavic-Bulgarian rulers, Drman and Kudelin. It was subsequently included into the Kingdom of Syrmia, ruled by Serbian king Stefan Dragutin and into the Kingdom of Serbia and Serbian Empire ruled by Stefan Du?an.
The National Museum in Belgrade and Po?arevac has some 40,000 items found in Viminacium, of which over 700 are of gold and silver. Among them are many invaluable rarities.
The modern town of Po?arevac was first mentioned in the 14th century under the name Pupora?e[dubious ]; it first being mentioned under its present-day name in 1476. The town became part of Moravian Serbia and Serbian Despotate, until the Ottoman conquest in 1459. During Ottoman administration, it was part of the Sanjak of Smederevo. It was occupied by Austrian Empire between 1688 and 1690.
In 1718, Po?arevac was the site of the signing of the Treaty of Po?arevac, with the town then falling under Habsburg control and becoming part of the Habsburg Kingdom of Serbia (from 1718 to 1739). After 1739, the town reverted to Ottoman control except final Austrian occpation between 1789 and 1791. During the First Serbian Uprising (1804-1813), the town was part of the Kara?or?e's Serbia. At the end of the uprising in 1813, the town came briefly once more under direct Ottoman control. However, following the Second Serbian Uprising from 1815, the town then became part of the autonomous Ottoman Principality of Serbia. Po?arevac was the second capital of the Serbian prince, Milo? Obrenovi? with the first regular state court in Serbia being established here in 1821. Since 1878, Po?arevac became part of the independent Principality of Serbia and since 1882 as part of the Kingdom of Serbia.
Following the end of the First World War in 1918, the town was part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (renamed the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1929). From 1929 to 1941, Po?arevac was part of the Danube Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. During the Axis occupation of Yugoslavia, from 1941 to 1944, it was part of the Territory of the Military Commander in Serbia. From 1944, Po?arevac became part of the new socialist Serbia within socialist Yugoslavia. And from 1992, the town became part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (renamed as Serbia and Montenegro in 2003). Since 2006 it has been part of the Republic of Serbia.
The City of Po?arevac includes two city municipalities:
These include the following settlements:
In the 2008 reform of Serbian local government, Po?arevac received the status of a city and the town of Kostolac became the seat of the second city municipality. Po?arevac is the smallest Serbian city consisting of two municipalities.
As of 2011, the city of Po?arevac has a total population of 75,334 inhabitants.
The ethnic composition of the municipal area of the city of Po?arevac:
The following table gives a preview of total number of registered people employed in legal entities per their core activity (as of 2018):
|Agriculture, forestry and fishing||305|
|Mining and quarrying||46|
|Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply||3,315|
|Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities||340|
|Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles||3,117|
|Transportation and storage||1,206|
|Accommodation and food services||628|
|Information and communication||231|
|Financial and insurance activities||318|
|Real estate activities||23|
|Professional, scientific and technical activities||461|
|Administrative and support service activities||1,670|
|Public administration and defense; compulsory social security||1,824|
|Human health and social work activities||2,062|
|Arts, entertainment and recreation||318|
|Other service activities||396|
|Individual agricultural workers||753|
Seats in the municipality parliament won in the 2016 local elections:
Po?arevac is twinned with:
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