Požarevac , in Serb Cyrillic German Пожаревац and in Passarowitz, is a city and a municipality of Serbia located at 80km of Belgrade in the district of Braničevo. The town of Požarevac is the administrative center of this district. In 2002, it counted 41.736 inhabitants and the municipality of which it is center 74.902.
The name of Požarevac means " the town of feu".
The town of Požarevac (to be pronounced " Pojarévats") is located at the North-East of the Serbia on the road which goes from Belgrade to Niš. It is with the confluence of the the Danube and the rivers Morava and Mlava.
The territory of the commune extends on 491km2, and includes/understands 39.240 hectares of arable lands, located mainly in the plain of the Stig and on the shores of the three rivers.
Administrative center of the district, Požarevac is also the economic and cultural center of the area which includes/understands the communes of Veliko Gradište, Golubac, Žabari, Žagubica, Kučevo, Malo Crniće and Petrovac Na Mlavi.
The city is famous locally for the food factory Bambi which produces mainly cookies for children.
A treaty was concluded in Požarevac, then known under the name of Margus, between the chiefs Huns Attila and his brother Bleda and the Roman Empire of the East in 435. But Margus was destroyed by Huns during their invasion of this empire in 442.
Požarevac is mentioned for the first time in the history under its current name in 1476. But it is in 1718 that it acquired a certain celebrity at the time of the Traité of Passarowitz (its German name) signed between the two rival empires of the Habsbourgs and of the Othoman .
The emancipation of the city started at the 19th century with the come to power of the prince Miloš Ier Obrenović. It is him which was on the initiative of the rebuilding of the city. The principal buildings go back to this time: the church cathedral Saborna (1819), the castle-konak (1825), a new avenue " čaršija" (1827) and, at the time of its second reign, the stud farm of " Ljubičevo" (1860). In 1842, the first Balkan representation of the part " Romeo and Juliette" of Shakespeare was given to Požarevac.
More recently, Požarevac was made known in the whole world as being the birthplace of the former Serb president and Yugoslavian Slobodan Milošević (August 20th 1941 - March 11th 2006). It was buried the March 18th 2006 in the garden of the family property under an old lime centenary to which it was very attached. While it was with the capacity, his/her Marko son held several establishments in the city of which an amusement park, " Bambiland" , and the large discotheque " Planeta" , in the past and originally named " Madonna". The property of Milošević, to 19 rue Nemanjina, extends on 5.500 m2 and includes/understands five houses of a floor. It would have a basement on several levels.
The Stud farm of Ljubičevo
" Ljubičevo" is a stud farm located a few kilometres from Požarevac. It was created by the princely dynasty of the Obrenović. When in 1859, the prince Miloš Obrenović was elected for the second time as reigning prince, it returned from exile and settled initially in Požarevac before going to Belgrade to take the reins of the capacity. The following year, in 1860, it offered to the State its property located on bank of the Morava, for the creation of a stud farm. In 1866, the prince Michel, after the death of his/her Miloš father and his Ljubica mother, gave the name of Ljubičevo to the stud farm in homage to his/her mother. Since its creation, the stud farm played a big role in the equestrian sport in Serbia and Yugoslavia.
Localities of the municipality of Požarevac
External bonds and documents
- Official site of the town of Požarevac
- Another site
- Seen satellite of Požarevac
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