Peščenica – Žitnjak is a district in the south-eastern part of Zagreb. It consists of two parts: Peščenica and Žitnjak. This last one is a large industrial area on the border of the district. It is named after the grain fields (žito is Croatian for grain) that it consisted of in the past. The district was a small town at first, but became industrialised after the Second World War. The other part, Peščenica, consists of a number of residential areas: Stara Peščenica, Donje Svetice, Volovčica, and Ferenščica. Around these areas, the important Zagreb roads and hubs such as the Slavonska Avenue and Vukovarska Avenue can be found.