Despotovac (Serbian Cyrillic: Деспотовац) is a town and municipality located in the Pomoravlje District of central Serbia. It is 130 kilometers southeast of Belgrade. Its name stems from Despot, a title of Serbian medieval prince Stefan Lazarević. As of 2011 census, the town has a total population of 4,212, while the municipality has a population of 22,995.
Orthodox church in Despotovac
Location of the municipality of Despotovac within Serbia
|Region||Šumadija and Western Serbia|
|• Mayor||Nikola Nikolić (SNS)|
|• Municipality||623 km2 (241 sq mi)|
|Elevation||189 m (620 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
As of 2011 census results, the municipality has 22,995 inhabitants.
The ethnic composition of the municipality:
Aside from the town of Despotovac, the municipality includes the following settlements:
- Despotovac (town)
- Grčko Polje
- Ravna Reka (mining town)
- Resavica (town)
- Resavica (village, also known as Dutovo)
- Senjski Rudnik (mining town)
- Veliki Popović
- Vodna (mining settlement)
The following table gives a preview of total number of employed people per their core activity (as of 2017):
|Agriculture, forestry and fishing||105|
|Distribution of power, gas and water||35|
|Distribution of water and water waste management||71|
|Wholesale and retail, repair||518|
|Traffic, storage and communication||260|
|Hotels and restaurants||285|
|Media and telecommunications||26|
|Finance and insurance||33|
|Property stock and charter||5|
|Professional, scientific, innovative and technical activities||104|
|Administrative and other services||31|
|Administration and social assurance||261|
|Healthcare and social work||338|
|Art, leisure and recreation||76|
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