The PODUNAVSKI District expands in the central part of the Republic. It encompasses
the municipalities of: Smederevo, Smederevska Palanka, and Velika Plana. It has a
population of 226,589. Seat of the District is in the city of Smederevo.
Smederevo was the capital of the Serb State in the fourteenth century - there stood the
royal palace at the time of the then Serb ruler Djuradj Brankovic. Today, in the
remnants of the Smederevo fortress, finished in 1430, traces of the former palace,
chapel, and the house of the royal family can be discerned. At the old city cemetery
stands a church from the fourteenth century, assumed to have been the family vault of
the Serb ruler Djuradj Brankovic, which gave rise to numerous legends.
In economic regard, Smederevo is today one of the leading cities in Serbia. Its major
companies are the Smederevo Metal-processing Combine, the DP "Zelvoz" working on
the technology of passenger, transport and special railroad cars, the "Fagram" holding
enterprise producing constructional machines - which, together with the "Tehnogas",
"Jugopetrol", and "Lasta" have contributed to making this region a successful and
dynamic industrial center.
District Seat ADDRESS
11 300 Smederevo, 5 Republic Square
Tel./Fax: 026-224211, 223636, 223 646