Mačva District

The Mačva District (Serbian: Мачвански округ / Mačvanski okrug) pronounced [mǎtʃʋanskiː ôkruːɡ]) is one of eight administrative districts of Šumadija and Western Serbia. It expands in the western parts of Serbia, in the geographical regions of Mačva, Podrinje, Posavina, and Pocerina. According to the 2011 census results, it has a population of 298,931 inhabitants. The administrative center of the Mačva district is the city of Šabac.

Mačva District

Мачвански округ
Mačvanski okrug
Location of the Mačva District within Serbia
Location of the Mačva District within Serbia
Coordinates: 44°21′25″N 19°35′24″E / 44.357°N 19.59°E / 44.357; 19.59Coordinates: 44°21′25″N 19°35′24″E / 44.357°N 19.59°E / 44.357; 19.59
Country Serbia
RegionŠumadija and Western Serbia
Administrative centerŠabac
Government
 • CommissionerDragoslav Milanović
Area
 • Total3,268 km2 (1,262 sq mi)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total298,931
 • Density91.5/km2 (237/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeRS-08
Municipalities6 and 2 cities
Settlements228
- Cities and towns5
- Villages223
Websitemacvanski.okrug.gov.rs/macokr

Cities and municipalitiesEdit

The district encompasses the cities of Šabac and Loznica and municipalities of:

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1948270,053—    
1953293,169+1.66%
1961311,916+0.78%
1971324,427+0.39%
1981338,247+0.42%
1991339,647+0.04%
2002329,625−0.27%
2011298,931−1.08%
Source: [1]

According to the last official census done in 2011, the Маčva District has 298,931 inhabitants. 29.14% of the population live in the urban areas.

Ethnic groupsEdit

Ethnic composition of the Mačva district:

Ethnic group Population %
Serbs 284,165 95.06%
Romani 4,537 1.52%
Muslims 1,501 0.50%
Croats 327 0.11%
Bosniaks 271 0.09%
Yugoslavs 261 0.09%
Montenegrins 185 0.06%
Macedonians 150 0.05%
Hungarians 108 0.04%
Others 7,426 2.48%
Total 298,931

History and cultureEdit

Famous monuments can be seen in the vicinity of Šabac, dedicated to events from the history of Serbian people: the Monument to Karađorđe and Serbian Heroes of the First Serbian Uprising and the Museum of the Battle of Mišar, the remnants of the ancient cities on the banks of the Sava river: Novo Selo, the site of the King Milutin's Palace and Kosanin grad, the medieval fortress on the Cer Mountain.

Not far away from Loznica stands the village of Tršić, the birthplace of the reformer of Serbian language and orthography, Vuk Karadžić. From Tršić, a footpath leads to the Tronoša Monastery, one of the oldest medieval endowments of the Nemanjić dynasty. This fourteenth-century monastery played an important part in the preservation of Serbian culture and tradition. Over a long period, particularly during the fourteenth century, a copying school tradition was nourished in it for its own and other monasteries' needs. This preserved the historic and cultural documents of the Serbian people.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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 13 January 2017.

Note: All official material made by Government of Serbia is public by law. Information was taken from web.archive.org/web/20090221052324/http://www.srbija.gov.rs/.

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