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Aleksandrovac (Serbian Cyrillic: Александровац) is a town and municipality located in the Rasina District of central Serbia. As of 2011, the town has a population of 6,476 inhabitants, while the municipality has 26,522 inhabitants.

Aleksandrovac

Александровац
View on the city of Aleksandrovac
View on the city of Aleksandrovac
Coat of arms of Aleksandrovac
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Aleksandrovac within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Aleksandrovac within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°27′32″N 21°02′47″E / 43.45889°N 21.04639°E / 43.45889; 21.04639Coordinates: 43°27′32″N 21°02′47″E / 43.45889°N 21.04639°E / 43.45889; 21.04639
Country Serbia
RegionŠumadija and Western Serbia
DistrictRasina
Settlements55
Government
 • MayorMirko Mihajlovic (independent)
Area
 • Town3.85 km2 (1.49 sq mi)
 • Municipality387 km2 (149 sq mi)
Elevation
366 m (1,201 ft)
Population
 (2011 census)[2]
 • Town
68,476
 • Town density18,000/km2 (46,000/sq mi)
 • Municipality
29,389
 • Municipality density76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
37230
Area code+381(0)37
Car platesAC
Websitewww.aleksandrovac.rs

HistoryEdit

From 1929 to 1941, Aleksandrovac was part of the Morava Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
194832,612—    
195334,748+1.28%
196134,540−0.08%
197133,798−0.22%
198133,887+0.03%
199133,215−0.20%
200229,389−1.11%
201126,522−1.13%
Source: [3]

According to the 2011 census results, the municipality of Aleksandrovac has a population of 26,522 inhabitants.

Ethnic groupsEdit

The ethnic composition of the municipality:[4]

Ethnic group Population
Serbs 25,682
Romani 84
Montenegrins 23
Macedonians 10
Croats 8
Bulgarians 7
Yugoslavs 6
Albanians 5
Others 303
Total 26,522

Society and cultureEdit

 
Fountain of vine

The most popular event is Župska berba, which is held annually from 22 September to 25 September. Aleksandrovac is the headquarters of one of the most successful Yugoslav record labels of all time Diskos.

The town has several sports teams among which the most popular are basketball, volleyball and handball team that plays in the top division in Serbia. Also, it is home to FK Župa Aleksandrovac football team.

EconomyEdit

The following table gives a preview of total number of employed people per their core activity (as of 2017):[5]

Activity Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 84
Mining -
Processing industry 2,335
Distribution of power, gas and water 29
Distribution of water and water waste management 123
Construction 282
Wholesale and retail, repair 759
Traffic, storage and communication 187
Hotels and restaurants 215
Media and telecommunications 36
Finance and insurance 35
Property stock and charter 1
Professional, scientific, innovative and technical activities 147
Administrative and other services 13
Administration and social assurance 234
Education 507
Healthcare and social work 178
Art, leisure and recreation 64
Other services 119
Total 5,346

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  2. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia: Comparative Overview of the Number of Population in 1948, 1953, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2002 and 2011, Data by settlements" (PDF). Statistical Office of Republic Of Serbia, Belgrade. 2014. ISBN 978-86-6161-109-4. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  3. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  4. ^ "ETHNICITY Data by municipalities and cities" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  5. ^ "ОПШТИНЕ И РЕГИОНИ У РЕПУБЛИЦИ СРБИЈИ, 2018" (PDF). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 24 February 2019.

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