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Plandište (Serbian Cyrillic: Пландиште, pronounced [plândiːʃte]) is a village and municipality located in the South Banat District of the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Serbia. The village has a population of 3,832, while Plandište municipality has 11,336 inhabitants. One of municipality's best known landmarks is Kapetanovo Castle, located in Stari Lec.
The new Orthodox church
Location of Plandište within Serbia
|• Mayor||Milan Selaković|
|Elevation||79 m (259 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The name of the village derived from the word "plandovati" used in the local Serbian dialect, which in modern standard Serbian means "odmarati", and in English means "to rest".
First data about this settlement is from the second half of the 17th century when it was mentioned under name "Morminta". In this time, settlement was populated by Serbs. After Germans were settled in this area (in 1783), settlement was expanded and named "Zičidorf". In 1805, settlement had population of 2,037 people. After World War I it was named "Mariolana" and after World War II it was named "Plandište". In the end of World War II, Germans left to Germany, while 1,919 colonists from Macedonia, other places of Vojvodina, Slovenia and Croatia settled in Plandište. Before World War I, settlement was part of Banlok municipality, and later it was part of Vršac municipality. During the 1950s, Plandište became administrative seat of its own municipality.
Plandište municipality includes the following villages:
Historical population of the village:
According to the 2011 census, the municipality of Plandište had a total population of 11,336, including:
- 5,868 Serbs (51.76%)
- 1,280 Hungarians (11.29%)
- 1,042 Macedonians (9.19%)
- 784 Romanians (7.92%)
- 616 Slovaks (5.43%)
- 281 Romani (2.48%)
- 1,465 Others and undeclared (12.92%)
Settlements with Serb ethnic majority are: Plandište, Banatski Sokolac, Velika Greda, Veliki Gaj, Dužine, Kupinik, Laudonovac, Markovićevo, Miletićevo, and Stari Lec. The settlement with Romanian ethnic majority is Barice. The settlement with Hungarian ethnic majority is Jermenovci. Ethnically mixed settlement with relative Serb majority is Margita. Ethnically mixed settlement with relative Slovak majority is Hajdučica.
- Stevan Kovačević, Gradovi Srbije u slici i reči, Beograd, 2010.
- "Population by ethnicity – Plandište". Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia (SORS). Retrieved 4 March 2013.
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