Žitište Town Hall
|Coordinates :||45 ° 29 ' N , 20 ° 33' E|
|Height :||73 m. i. J.|
|Area :||48.5 km²|
|Residents :||2,898 (2011)|
|Agglomeration :||16,786 (2011)|
|Population density :||60 inhabitants per km²|
|Telephone code :||(+381) 023|
|Postal code :||23210|
|License plate :||ZR|
|Structure and administration (as of 2012–2015)|
|Mayor :||Dušan Milićev ( SPS )|
|Postal address :||Cara Dušana 15
Žitište ( Serbian - Cyrillic Житиште ; Hungarian: Bégaszentgyörgy ; German: Sankt Georgen an der Bega ; Romanian: Jitiște ) is a city in Vojvodina , Serbia . According to the 2002 census, the city has 3242, the municipality of Žitište almost 20,400 inhabitants and is located in the central Banat .
The place Žitište is one of the oldest settlements in the municipality, the name of which is derived from the Serbian word wheat (Жито / Žito). The name of the city has changed several times in the past. The oldest mention, dated around 1390, as Begej Svetog umurđa, was followed by the name of the Hungarian Szentgyörgyi family at the time of the Danube Monarchy, whose derivation from the Serbian Šenđurađ and Senđurađ carried the city until 1947 until it was renamed Žitište.
During the Turkish Wars , the city was completely abandoned and recorded by cartographers as an unpopulated area around 1723 , while Serbian and Romanian settlers are mentioned only a year later .
The city has 2585 full-year residents , whose average age of 38.9 years is (40.4 in the female population and 37.4 in males). An average of 2.99 people live in the 1,084 households . Statistics from 2002 show a Serb majority and an increasing population.
sons and daughters of the town
Radomir Antić (1948–2020), football coach
Statue of the fictional boxer Rocky Balboa
zitiste.rs Official website of the Žitište administration