Šumadija and Western Serbia

The Šumadija and Western Serbia (Serbian: Шумадија и западна Србија, romanizedŠumadija i zapadna Srbija) is one of the five statistical regions of Serbia. It is also a level-2 statistical region according to the European Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS). It was formed in 2010. The region has a total population of 2,031,697, according to the 2011 census.

Šumadija and Western Serbia
Шумадија и западна Србија
Šumadija i zapadna Srbija
Location of Šumadija and Western Serbia (yellow) in Serbia
Location of Šumadija and Western Serbia (yellow) in Serbia
Country Serbia
FoundedMay 2010
Largest cityKragujevac
Area
 • Total26,493 km2 (10,229 sq mi)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total2,031,697
 • Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Districts8
Settlements2,112

FormationEdit

In July 2009, the Serbian parliament adopted a new law in which Serbia was divided into seven statistical regions.[2] According to the law, territory of present-day Šumadija and Western Serbia was divided into two statistical regions – Western Region (Serbian: Западни регион, romanizedZapadni region) and Central Region (Serbian: Централни регион, romanizedCentralni region).

However, in May 2010, the law was modified and Western and Central region were merged into a single statistical region whose name is Šumadija and Western Serbia.[citation needed]

DistrictsEdit

The statistical region of Šumadija and Western Serbia is composed of 8 administrative districts:

District Area (km²) Population
(2011 Census)
Administrative
Capital
Mačva 3,264 298,931 Šabac
Kolubara 2,474 174,513 Valjevo
Moravica 3,016 212,603 Čačak
Zlatibor 6,142 286,549 Užice
Šumadija 2,387 293,308 Kragujevac
Pomoravlje 2,614 214,536 Jagodina
Raška 3,922 309,258 Kraljevo
Rasina 2,664 273,247 Kruševac
Source: Statistical Office of Serbia

Cities and townsEdit

The largest cities and towns of the region are:

City or town Population
(2011 Census)[3]
Kragujevac 150,835
Čačak 73,331
Novi Pazar 66,527
Kraljevo 64,175
Valjevo 59,073
Kruševac 58,745
Šabac 53,919
Užice 52,593
Jagodina 37,282
Paraćin 25,104
Aranđelovac 24,797
Loznica 24,363
Gornji Milanovac 24,216
Trstenik 15,282

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Региони у Републици Србији" (pdf). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Statistical Office of Serbia. 16 October 2019. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Uvedeno sedam statističkih regiona". B92.net. 2009-07-08. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
  3. ^ https://www.citypopulation.de/Serbia-Cities.html

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