Kikinda is part of the North Banat District which shares a border with Romania, thus it has multiple border crossings. Archaeologists have found many artefacts that prove this area was inhabited 7000 years ago. In 1996, an approximately half-million-year-old mammoth skeleton was found during the excavation of a building's foundation, which has since become emblematic of Kikinda. A mammoth festival is organized yearly in September in honor of this. The National Library, established in 1845, is significant from the aspect of the city's cultural heritage; while the first theatrical production was performed in 1796, in German. The area is also prominent considering sports events: the city's own football stadium was built in 1922, while target shooting, tennis, athletics, basketball, and various equine and water sports are also popular.