Pâncota (Hungarian: Pankota) is a town in Arad County, Crișana, Romania. The town is situated at a 37 km distance from the county capital (Arad), in the central zone of the county, at the contact zone of the Aradului Plateau and Zărandului Mountains. The administrative territory of the town is 70.9 square km. The town administers one village, Măderat (Magyarád).
The first mention in documents of the locality dates back to 1202-1203 when it was known as villa Pankota.
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