Sites & cities that bear the name of Pančevo


Today in : Serbia
First trace of activity : ca. 6,200 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Панчево, Pantschowa, Pancsova, Panciova, Panuka, Bansif, Panzova, Pančevo

Description : Pančevo (Serbian Cyrillic: Панчево, German: Pantschowa; Hungarian: Pancsova; Romanian: Panciova; Slovak: Pánčevo) is a city and the administrative center of the South Banat District in the autonomous province of Vojvodina. It is located on the shores of rivers Tamiš and Danube, in the southern part of Banat region. Since the 2011 census 123,414 people have been living in the Pančevo administrative area. Pančevo is the 4th largest city in Vojvodina and the 9th largest in Serbia by population. In the late 19th and early 20th century many archaeological artifacts of the Stone Age period were found, remains of settlements and places of burial from the times of Bronze Age (Urnfield culture) and Ancient Rome on the urban area. Most of the objects are exhibited at the National Museum of the town. Pančevo was first mentioned in 1153 and was described as an important mercantile place. Since the establishment of the city, Pančevo's name was changed at least nine times. It gained the status of a city in 1873 following the disestablishment of the Military Frontier in that region. For most of its period, it was the part of the Kingdom of Hungary and after 1920 it became part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, which was renamed in 1929 to Yugoslavia. Since then with one interruption it was part of several Yugoslav states and after the dissolution of the latest in 2003, it is part of its successor state, Serbia. Pančevo is notable for being multi-ethnic, Serbs (and Germans until 1945) have been the dominant ethnic group since the 16th century and since 2011 they compose 80% of the total population of the city.

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