The City of Pančevo is located in South Vojvodina in the Republic of Serbia, at the confluence of the Tamiš and the Danube rivers, on the boundary of the Pannonian Basin. It is the economic, cultural and administrative centre of South Banat and one of the most important industrial centres in the Republic of Serbia. With its nine surrounding villages, the city area covers 756 km2. Pančevo is just 18 km away from Belgrade and 38 km away from the Nikola Tesla International Airport. Its ethnically diverse population comprises 123,414 inhabitants, the majority of whom are ethnic Serbs.
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