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Kova?ica  (Slovak)
Antalfalva  (Hungarian)

Cov?ci?a  (Romanian)
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Location of Kova?ica within Serbia
Location of Kova?ica within Serbia
Coordinates: 45°6?42?N 20°37?17?E / 45.11167°N 20.62139°E / 45.11167; 20.62139Coordinates: 45°6?42?N 20°37?17?E / 45.11167°N 20.62139°E / 45.11167; 20.62139
Country Serbia
DistrictSouth Banat
 o MayorJaroslav Hrubik
 o Municipal419 km2 (162 sq mi)
78 m (256 ft)
 o Municipal25,274
 o Density60/km2 (160/sq mi)
 o Urban
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code(s)+381(0)13
Car platesPA

Kova?ica (Serbian Cyrillic: ; pronounced [kot?itsa]) is a town and municipality located in the South Banat District of the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Serbia. According to the 2011 census, the town has a population of 6,259, while Kova?ica municipality has 25,274 inhabitants.[1] It is widely known for its naïve art that the local residents make without any form of art school.


The town of Kova?ica is located 27 km from Pan?evo and 43 km from Belgrade. Kova?ica lies in the wide Pannonian plain.


The town was founded in the 18th century, but there are records of small settlements dating from 1458. In the middle of the 18th century, this area was recorded as wasteland. Settlement was founded in 1750 and was settled (in 1751-1752) by Serb soldiers from Potisje and Pomori?je, after military frontier in these regions was abolished. In 1767, Kova?ica was included into German regiment of Banatian Military Frontier. First Slovaks came here from E?ka and Aradac (in 1783) and after them, Slovaks from Arvas, Tren?in and Beke? county came here as well (in 1801). From the middle of the 19th century, Kova?ica is a center of municipality and cultural and social center of Slovaks in Banat.[2]


Kova?ica municipality includes the town of Kova?ica and the following villages:


According to the last official census done in 2011, the municipality of Kova?ica has 25,274 inhabitants, with 6,259 in town area.

Ethnic groups

Map of Kova?ica municipality

Communities with Slovak majorities are: Kova?ica (Slovak: Kova?ica) and Padina (Slovak: Padina). Communities with Serb majorities are: Crepaja, Idvor, Putnikovo and Samo?. There is one community with a Hungarian majority: Debelja?a (Hungarian: Torontálvásárhely), and one community with a Romanian majority: Uzdin (Romanian: Uzdin).

The ethnic composition of the municipality (as of 2011 census):

Ethnic group Population %
Slovaks 10,577 41.85%
Serbs 8,407 33.26%
Hungarians 2,522 9.98%
Romanians 1,547 6.12%
Roma 806 3.19%
Macedonians 74 0.29%
Yugoslavs 62 0.25%
Albanians 59 0.23%
Croats 48 0.19%
Montenegrins 34 0.13%
Germans 14 0.06%
Bulgarians 10 0.04%
ethnic Muslims 10 0.04%
Russians 10 0.04%
Others 1,094 4.33%
Total 25,274


The following table gives a preview of total number of employed people per their core activity (as of 2017):[4]

Activity Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 255
Mining -
Processing industry 845
Distribution of power, gas and water 4
Distribution of water and water waste management 79
Construction 173
Wholesale and retail, repair 607
Traffic, storage and communication 127
Hotels and restaurants 81
Media and telecommunications 36
Finance and insurance 36
Property stock and charter -
Professional, scientific, innovative and technical activities 89
Administrative and other services 132
Administration and social assurance 209
Education 372
Healthcare and social work 228
Art, leisure and recreation 57
Other services 54
Total 3,387

International relations

Twin towns -- Sister cities

Kova?ica is twinned with:

  • Slovakia Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
  • Montafalcone, Italy
  • Reka?, Romania
  • ?umski Sveti ?or?e, Romania
  • Malo Turnovo, Bulgaria
  • Lapovo, Serbia
  • Arilje, Serbia

See also


  1. ^ "Population by ethnicity - Kova?ica". Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia (SORS). Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ Source: Stevan Kova?evi?, Gradovi Srbije u slici i re?i, Beograd, 2010.
  3. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "? ? ? ? , 2018" (PDF). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 2019.

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