Veliko Gradište

Veliko Gradište
Велико Градиште
Town and municipality
Town center of Veliko Gradiste and Orthodox church

Coat of arms

Location of the municipality of Veliko Gradište within Serbia
Coordinates: 44°45′N 21°31′E / 44.750°N 21.517°E / 44.750; 21.517Coordinates: 44°45′N 21°31′E / 44.750°N 21.517°E / 44.750; 21.517
Country  Serbia
Region Southern and Eastern Serbia
District Braničevo
Settlements 26
Government
  Mayor Dragan Milić
Area[1]
  Town 18.36 km2 (7.09 sq mi)
  Municipality 344.05 km2 (132.84 sq mi)
Elevation 72 m (236 ft)
Population (2011 census)[2]
  Town 6,204
  Town density 340/km2 (880/sq mi)
  Municipality 17,610
  Municipality density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12220
Area code +381(0)12
Car plates PO
Climate Cfb
Website www.velikogradiste.rs

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 a total population of 6,204, while the municipality has 17,610.

History

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.[3]

Name

The name means "big construction site" in Serbian. Names in other languages: Romanian: Gradiştea Mare.

Settlements

Aside from the town of Veliko Gradište, the municipality includes the following settlements:

Ethnic groups

Ethnic groups in the Veliko Gradište municipality (2011 census):

Climate

Climate data for Veliko Gradište (1981–2010, extremes 1961–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 17.5
(63.5)
22.2
(72)
28.0
(82.4)
30.4
(86.7)
35.3
(95.5)
38.6
(101.5)
43.6
(110.5)
40.6
(105.1)
36.1
(97)
31.1
(88)
27.1
(80.8)
17.7
(63.9)
43.6
(110.5)
Average high °C (°F) 3.5
(38.3)
6.1
(43)
11.9
(53.4)
18.0
(64.4)
23.3
(73.9)
26.4
(79.5)
28.9
(84)
29.0
(84.2)
23.8
(74.8)
17.7
(63.9)
10.3
(50.5)
4.6
(40.3)
16.9
(62.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 0.1
(32.2)
1.5
(34.7)
6.2
(43.2)
11.8
(53.2)
17.0
(62.6)
19.9
(67.8)
21.9
(71.4)
21.5
(70.7)
16.8
(62.2)
11.7
(53.1)
6.0
(42.8)
1.4
(34.5)
11.3
(52.3)
Average low °C (°F) −2.9
(26.8)
−2.4
(27.7)
1.4
(34.5)
6.1
(43)
11.0
(51.8)
13.7
(56.7)
15.2
(59.4)
15.1
(59.2)
11.4
(52.5)
7.2
(45)
2.4
(36.3)
−1.5
(29.3)
6.4
(43.5)
Record low °C (°F) −26.4
(−15.5)
−22.6
(−8.7)
−19.6
(−3.3)
−7.9
(17.8)
−1.0
(30.2)
2.4
(36.3)
5.9
(42.6)
5.7
(42.3)
−2.1
(28.2)
−6.9
(19.6)
−14.2
(6.4)
−19.4
(−2.9)
−26.4
(−15.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 45.0
(1.772)
42.2
(1.661)
41.5
(1.634)
57.2
(2.252)
59.8
(2.354)
81.6
(3.213)
61.4
(2.417)
55.9
(2.201)
57.5
(2.264)
51.8
(2.039)
48.4
(1.906)
50.7
(1.996)
653.0
(25.709)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 13 12 12 13 13 13 10 9 10 10 11 14 138
Average snowy days 9 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 31
Average relative humidity (%) 83 77 69 67 68 70 68 67 72 74 78 83 73
Mean monthly sunshine hours 67.2 95.5 151.8 183.5 235.6 257.0 291.3 280.5 203.9 156.8 92.1 58.6 2,073.8
Source: Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia[4]

See also

References

  1. "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  2. "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.
  3. Heroic themes of the Trojan War cycle in Roman funerary art example of a relief from Pincum. Balcanica, (37), 25-45.
  4. "Monthly and annual means, maximum and minimum values of meteorological elements for the period 1981 - 2010" (in Serbian). Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia. Retrieved March 18, 2017.


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