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Северобанатски округ
Severobanatski okrug
Észak Bánsági Körzet
Location
Location of district within Vojvodina
Location of district within Vojvodina
Administration
Capital Kikinda
Commissioner n/a
Municipalities 6
Settlements 50
 - Cities and towns 7
 - Villages 43
Statistics
Land area 2,329 km²
Population (census 2002) 165,881
 - density 71.2/km²
Serbia
Map of North Banat District
Ethnic map of North Banat District

North Banat District (Serbian: Севернобанатски округ, Severnobanatski okrug, Hungarian: Észak Bánsági Körzet, Croatian: Sjevernobanatski okrug, Slovak: Severobanátsky okres, Romanian: Districtul Banatul de Nord, Rusyn: Сивернобанатски окрух) is a northern district of Serbia. It lies in the regions of Banat and Bačka, in the autonomous province of Vojvodina. As of the 2002 census, the district has a population of 165,881. The seat of the district is Kikinda.

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Municipalities

The North Banat District comprises 6 municipalities and 50 local communities. The municipalities are:

Note: for municipalities with Hungarian ethnic majority, the names are also given in Hungarian.

An interesting fact is that the first three municipalities enlisted (Kanjiža, Senta and Ada) are geographically, in fact, in the Bačka region since the natural border between Banat and Bačka is the river Tisa.

Demographics

The district is ethnically mixed. Its population is composed of (Census 2002):

Languages spoken in the District (Census 2002):

Municipalities with Serb ethnic majority are Kikinda (76.43%) and Novi Kneževac (59.53%), while municipalities with Hungarian ethnic majority are: Ada (76.64%), Čoka (51.56%), Kanjiža (86.52%), and Senta (80.51%).

As for local communities, 30 have Hungarian majority, 19 have Serb majority, and 1 is ethnically mixed, with Hungarian relative majority.

Culture

The first modern Serb printing-house was founded in Kikinda in 1878, to be followed a year later by the opening of the first library.

This city is also reputable for its painters, including Teodor Ilić Češljar, Nikola Aleksić, Đura Pecić, and Đura Jakšić, a painter and author.

Kikinda was the scene of the region's first theatrical performance, given in German, in 1796.

Economy

Kikinda is the center of the Serbian clay building materials production, as a seat of the IGM DD "Toza Marković" company, which is the oldest clay producer in Europe. The "Kikinda" foundry is the major Serbian producer and exporter of grinders. Also the "25 maj" factory of agricultural machines and equipment, and the "Electron" are the factories running production for both the local and foreign markets.

See also

Note: All official material made by Government of Serbia is public by law. Information was taken from official website.


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