Bor District

The Bor District (Serbian: Борски округ / Borski okrug, pronounced [bôːrskiː ôkruːɡ]) is one of nine administrative districts of Southern and Eastern Serbia. It has a population of 123,848 inhabitants, according to the 2011 census results. The administrative center of the Bor district is the city of Bor and the judicial one, due to tradition, Negotin.

Bor District

Борски округ
Borski okrug
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Cities and municipalities- Bor, Negotin, Kladovo, Majdanpek
Location of the Bor District within Serbia
Location of the Bor District within Serbia
Coordinates: 44°5′N 22°6′E / 44.083°N 22.100°E / 44.083; 22.100Coordinates: 44°5′N 22°6′E / 44.083°N 22.100°E / 44.083; 22.100
Country Serbia
RegionSouthern and Eastern Serbia
Administrative centerBor
Government
 • CommissionerMiroslav Knežević
Area
 • Total3,507 km2 (1,354 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total123,848
 • Density35.3/km2 (91/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeRS-14
Municipalities4
Settlements90
- Cities and towns6
- Villages84
Websiteborski.okrug.gov.rs

HistoryEdit

The Thracians dominated the region before the Roman conquest in the 1st century BC that weakened and subdued the Paleo-Balkan tribes. The Moesi, a Thracio-Dacian tribe, were defeated by the Roman army under Marcus Licinius Crassus, the consul of 30 BC. The region was organized into Moesia Inferior in 87 AD by Emperor Domitian.

Hellenistic religious influence is attested through archeological findings in Rovine and Tamnič where Heracles was worshipped, a relief of Zeus, Herakles and Dionysos found in Bukovo.[1]

The Roman site of Selište with necropolis has been excavated in the village of Rogljevo. Silver and gold fibulae from 250-320 AD have been found at sites in Negotin.[2]

MunicipalitiesEdit

The district encompasses the city of Bor and three municipalities:

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1948144,049—    
1953151,973+5.5%
1961160,096+5.3%
1971175,848+9.8%
1981180,463+2.6%
1991178,718−1.0%
2002146,551−18.0%
2011124,992−14.7%
Source: [3]

According to the last official census done in 2011, the Bor District has 124,992 inhabitants.

Ethnic groupsEdit

Ethnic composition of the Bor district:[4]

Ethnic group Population %
Serbs 97,239 77.80%
Vlachs 13,313 10.65%
Romani 2,244 1.80%
Romanians 791 0.63%
Macedonians 600 0.48%
Montenegrins 452 0.36%
Yugoslavs 182 0.15%
Croats 179 0.14%
Albanians 152 0.12%
Bulgarians 149 0.12%
Muslims 104 0.08%
Others 9,587 7.67%
Total 124,992

EconomyEdit

The region is a traditionally energy oriented, as it has the hydro-electric power plants of Đerdap: Iron Gate I and Iron Gate II and is also rich in copper and gold deposits, especially in the Bor and Majdanpek areas; also silver has also been discovered but is rare. The giant mining company RTB Bor operates in the region.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pilipović, Sanja. "The Triad Zeus, Herakles and Dionysos: A Contribution to the Study of Ancient Cults in Upper Moesia". CEEOL. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/img/doi/0350-0241/2003/0350-02410454225P.pdf
  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. ^ "Попис становништва, домаћинстава и станова 2011. у Републици Србији" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Republički zavod za statistiku. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2017.

Note: All official material made by the Government of Serbia is public by law. Information was taken from the official website.

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